Daily activities in Railroad Town run from May 1 - Labor Day each year.
Just what can you do in a 19th Century town? Plenty!
Exploring the town is a good way to start! Railroad Town, Nebr. is a living, working town full of people happy to talk to you about their lives in the year 1897. However, for those wanting to plan your day at Stuhr Museum a little more, every day includes hands-on activities for children and adults to take part in that help paint a vivid picture of life during the pioneer era.
Here’s a sample of activities you can enjoy in Railroad Town anytime!
Write a Letter at the Post Office
Walk on Stilts
Play Hoops and Sticks
Play in the Yellow Playhouse
Buy a Newspaper
Special activities occur on other days, including playing Croquet or Graces and helping out at a trade site or in a home. Be sure and ask one of the residents of town if you can help by running an errand or with some work around their place.
July Activities Dates and Sites:
July 1 & 2: Menck Cabin open!
July 1 - Menck Cabin
July 2 - Milisen House
July 3 - Telephone Exchange
July 4 - OUR GLORIOUS FOURTH! German Language Church Service at 10 a.m. sponsored by the Hall County Historical Society, Firing of the Anvil at 12 NOON in field near the church, at 2 P.M. "MAMMOTH" PARADE down Front Street in Railroad Town (each kid will get a free flag while supplies last). Parade will be followed by a Patriotic Concert presented by the Railroad Town Silver Cornet Band. Following the concert is the Patriotic Programme, and then we will hold the annual Cherry Pie Eating Contest at the Bandstand and the Races on the Green.
July 5 - Hardware Store
July 6 - Milisen House
July 7 - Blacksmith Shop
July 8 & 9: Cleary Farmhouse Open!
July 8 - Cleary House
July 9 - Tinsmith
July 10 - Lesher House
July 11 - Planing Mill
July 12 - Bell House (Henry Fonda Birthplace)
July 13 - Hardware Store
July 14 - Milisen House
July 15 & 16: Windolph House Open!
July 15 - Windolph House
July 16 - Millinery Shop
July 17 - Telephone Exchange
July 18 - Stolley House
July 19 - Blacksmith Shop
July 20 - Lesher House
July 21 - Planing Mill
July 21 Evening - Cowboy Night at the Cleary Farm area from 6 to 9 p.m.
July 22 & 23: Vieregg Cabin Open!
July 22 - Vieregg Cabin
July 23 - Tinshop
July 24 - Bell House (Henry Fonda Birthplace)
July 25 - Telephone Exchange
July 26 - Lesher House
July 27 - Planing Mill
July 28 - Milisen House
July 29 & 30: Menck Cabin Open!
July 29 - Menck Cabin
July 30 - Blacksmith Shop. Ice Cream Social at the Bandstand at 2 p.m.
July 31 - Stolley House