Todd William's painting the legacy of Nebraska is an outstanding art exhibit, it's a must see for Nebraskans, travelers, and art lovers
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My wife and I had been traveling and spent July 4 in Grand Island, NE. Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer had festivities scheduled for the day. First on the list was a 10 AM church service in GERMAN! There was an English translator. We also sang along with the organist playing a pump organ. Not A/C, but we were handed fans. The bulletin was printed in both German and English. Part of the time, we sang in German. For some reason the volume of the singing decreased. Hmmm.
There was supposed to be an anvil shoot but the man who was the "blacksmith" tried twice and reported it was too hot. We toured the old shops. I was very impressed at how Railroad Town was laid out and the businesses that were represented.
The main building was neat and clean. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in early American history.
Our family loves going to these wonderful reenactment places. They had some great information and exhibits. There were plenty of people at the different sites to answer questions, but didn't always engage us in offering information.
Still, we really liked the place and make sure to leave at least 3 hours to fully experiences this wonderful place.
Plan on spending a minimum of 2 to 3 hours here. There is plenty to see – great art, many artifacts, an outside exhibit with an old town and railroad, and then some. It's a very beautiful museum and very well cared for.
OUTSTANDING. EXCEPTIONAL. The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is even more than these two adjectives describe it. There is a nominal entrance fee. You begin at the main building where you can get oriented with maps and verbal information from volunteers and / or employees as to exactly what the Stuhr Museum consists of. Being handicapped myself, I had some trepidation as to whether or not I could do much walking because the site is enormous. To some degree RELAX. Yes indeed, there are sites within the grounds that can require walking IF you so choose. But for the most part, I was able to see what I felt that I needed and / or wanted to see from the vantage point of my vehicle. Clarification : You can (and I did) drive your vehicle all over the grounds on roads designed for this purpose.
Here is your Rhetorical Question : How much time do you want to allow for your visit!
1 - 2 hours would be a minimum visit in my opinion that could easily extend your visit all the way up to spending a full-day at the Stuhr Museum.
This was my second (2nd) visit to the Stuhr Museum and it helped immensely that I had visited previously.