HISTORIC PHOTO - Completed in June 1973, Hall County’s original courthouse was believed to have been the third brick courthouse in Nebraska. The two and a half story brick building occupied the block now used as Pioneer Park, bounded on the north by West Second Street, the west by Cleburn Street, the south by West First Street, and the east by Elm Street. The clock tower was removed in the mid-1880s. This courthouse was abandoned and eventually razed after the opening in 1904 of today’s…
Need that finishing touch for your Halloween costume? The Prairie Treasures Gift Shop has many items from our All Hallows event available including blinky things, spooky things and whatever that grabby hand thing is.
HISTORIC PIC - Bird’s eye view of Grand Island circa 1905. Prominent buildings seen in the foreground are the 1892 Union Pacific passenger depot, and the Koehler Hotel built in 1893. This photo was taken from the vantage point of the stand pipe at the Grand Island Water Works. The Koehler Hotel, the largest building in this photo, adorned the southwest corner of North Locust and South Front Streets until it was razed in 1970. At the time the hotel was opened, it was looked on as a model…
If you haven't heard the good news Stuhr Museum won the "Outstanding Tourism Attraction" award from the Nebraska Tourism Commission yesterday. There's more details on our website and we're extremely grateful for the honor.
We have three art exhibits showing right now including "Through The Visitor's Eyes," a photo show featuring pictures taken on Stuhr's grounds by visitors. It's a fun show and one more thing to see at Stuhr.
HISTORIC PHOTO - A masquerade was a dance or party where participants attend wearing a costume and often a mask. These little costumed cuties are all dressed up for a masquerade ball at the Liederkranz in 1908. The signs they hold spell out Rexall, likely the business that sponsored their costumes for the masquerade. From left to right, they are identified as Francis Frietag (age 12), Jennie Heusinger, Pauline Vieregg, Louise Scheel, Heusinger, Elmer Scheel, and John Vieregg.
All Hallows Eve is tonight from pm! Throw on your Halloween costume and grab some candy on the Treat Trail, avoid the Ghost Bride in Railroad Town, have a fun fright on the Haunted Field and much more!
Stuhr is proud to welcome nationally known recording artist Sarah Peacock to headline our first ever Hootenanny event tonight! More info is up at stuhrmuseum.org. Those of you who have tickets are in for a great show tonight.
We currently are exhibiting "Impact Nebraska: Elemental" in the Stuhr Building. This traveling exhibit features Nebraska artists tackling the idea of natural beauty in a variety of interesting ways. The show is up for a few more weeks and is worth checking out.
HISTORIC PIC - In 1900, Republican nominees William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt were locked in battle for the presidency against William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson. Grand Island Republicans formed the McKinley-Roosevelt Club to rally local support against the opposing Bryan Clubs. The patriotically decorated McKinley-Roosevelt club likely occupied 116 West Third Street, the former Sondermann Furniture Store and even featured its own cigar stand. The efforts of the club paid…
We know it's still fall, but we're looking ahead to the holidays. Registration for Stuhr's North Pole Express and the all new Deck the Tree Adventure open on Monday. Spots will fill up fast. More info is up at stuhrmuseum.org.