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1897 Memorial Day Celebration

10 am - 5 pm Monday, May 29th at Stuhr Museum
Flag-led procession to the cemetery begins at roughly 11:30 am
A program in Railroad Town will begin at 2 pm
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children and free for Stuhr Museum Members
For more information call the museum at (308) 385-5316

With processions, speeches, military tributes and more, Stuhr Museum's 1890's Memorial Day Celebration is everything you want from a holiday outing. This year's event runs from 10 am - 5 pm Monday, May 29th in Stuhr's 1890's Railroad Town. 

This stirring event begins at 10 a.m. when Railroad Town opens with the townspeople finding themselves in a reflective mood. They gather at the Railroad Town bandstand at roughly 11:30 for a flag-led, quarter-mile procession to the rural cemetery adjacent to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on the museum’s grounds. A short remembrance ceremony and military tribute with a firearm salute will take place.

After lunch the festivities continue at the bandstand with music provided by Railroad Town’s own Silver Cornet Band, playing patriotic favorites from the period, with the public encouraged to sing along. From there, visitors can watch a historically accurate remembrance ceremony, taken from past Grand Army of the Republic literature, which honors the serving military and those who died in service.

All day, the residents of Railroad Town will be staffing the historic homes and businesses of Railroad Town. Visitors are also invited to visit the Farm Machinery Building, featuring hundreds of pieces from small plows all the way up through steam engine and the Stuhr Building which will be hosting the "Off the Shelves" exhibit which features some of the most interesting and popular artifacts of Stuhr's first 50 years of operation. 

Admission to this memorable day is $10 for adults and $8 for children. Stuhr and Hastings Museum members are admitted free of charge. For more information, contact the museum at (308) 385-5316.