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Christmas Past and Present

6-9 p.m. December 2 (Member's Only Night), 3, 9 & 10
2-5 p.m. December 11
Admission is $7 for all (children 2 and under are free) and free for Stuhr Museum Members
For more information call (308) 385-5316

From the warmth of a stove in a beautiful, historic home to the live music carried on a cold wind outside the Rural Church, Christmas Past and Present at Stuhr Museum invokes all the best feelings of the holiday season. This year’s event will run December 3, 9, 10 & 11 with a “Member’s Only” night on Friday, December 2.

This is the 29th year for the event and Stuhr’s 1890’s Railroad Town will feature dozens of open homes and businesses to explore and visit. The sounds of live music will waft from the rural church and buildings in Railroad Town, visitors can grab a cup of hot cocoa while checking out what’s new in the Mercantile and Christmas past will be celebrated in many different and memorable ways, including:

  • Tinsicle making in the Tinsmith Shop and activity in the Blacksmith Shop
  • Decorations and activities in Railroad Town’s historic homes
  • The return of the “Fantasy of Trees” exhibit in the newly renovated Stuhr Building
  • Make a paper chain or a scrap ornament at the Town Hall
  • Create your own wooden train car in the Planing Mill for $5
  • Special shopping at the Mercantile
  • Purchase a hot drink and a tasty holiday cookie at the Silver Dollar or the Plug Nickle in the Depot
  • Father Christmas will be in the Town Hall and there will be many, many other events museum wide

For the more modern portion of the festivities be sure to visit the Prairie Treasures Gift Shop which will have great shopping for the season, including Nebraska made products, ornaments, historic books, specialty gifts and much more. The annual “Fantasy of Trees” exhibit will be held in the newly renovated Stuhr Building.

Admission is $7 for all, and free for children 2 and under. Stuhr Museum and Hastings Museum members are admitted free. Events will be held in multiple buildings across Stuhr Museum’s grounds, both indoors and outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. The event also includes areas of low light and some prefer to bring a flashlight. For more information contact the museum at (308) 385-5316.

 

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:

Saturday, December 3
Stuhr Building - Country Cloggers (6 pm), Steve and Sam (7 pm), Old Time Radio Presentation of "Miracle on 34th Street" (8 pm)
Rural Church - Calvin Smith (6 pm), RosaLee Bishop (7 pm)
Bell Cottage - Linda Dahlstrom Piano Students (6 pm)
Boarding House - Steve Stump (6 pm)

Friday, December 9
Stuhr Building - Willa Sharp (7 pm), Old Time Radio Presentation of "Miracle on 34th Street" (8 pm)
Rural Church - Cindy Brosman & Heartland Strings Duo (7 pm)
Cleary House - Abigail and Elizabeth Huggins (7 pm)
Bell Cottage - Linda Dahlstrom Piano Students (6 pm)
Carolers - GI LDS Church

Saturday, December 10
Stuhr Building - Interfaith Inspirations (6 pm), Wendy McCarty (7 pm), Sam Stump (8 pm)
Rural Church - Blue Rhapsody (6 pm), Lyle Hulinsky Band (8 pm)
Cleary House - Joan McKee (6 pm)
Bell Cottage - Linda Dahlstrom Piano Students (6 pm)
Boarding House - Paul Siebert (6 pm)
Carolers - Redeemer Lutheran Church of Lincoln

Sunday, December 11
Stuhr Building - Jo Brown (2 pm)
Rural Church - RosaLee Bishop (3 pm)
Bell Cottage - Linda Dahlstrom Piano Students (2 pm)
Cleary House - Joan McKee (2 pm)

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