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Daily Activities

See and Do

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