GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Educational, fun and lots of hands-on classes for kids are being offered at the Stuhr Museum Adventure Camp.
Although Adventure Camp is for kids, they also have programs for adults.
For the kids, no more "hands off" and "don't touch the display"
Mike Bockoven, Marketing Director, Stuhr Museum says," It's not just history, it's art, it's baking, photography,fishing, a lot of different stuff, we have classes that are designed to be hands on and for kids to come out and have a good time at the museum."
Approximately 1,000 kids sign up for Adventure Camp every year and museum employees say it is one of the best parts of the year.
With 200 acres of land, adults are not forgotten and this year Railroad Town will take them back to 1898.
"They are in period dress, they are using period tools and methods to do their work, you will walk away knowing what the first towns in Nebraska were like," adds Bockoven.
For 50 years Railroad Town has been a part of the museum's outdoor exhibit, each year teaching a different aspect of history.
"Whether or not there was an economic boom or bust, whether it was a political year or threats of war. And you can also walk around and talk to people about what you are seeing," says Bockoven.
The museum also has a farm and several indoor exhibits currently on display
A few free activities at the museum include:
Sunday, April 8 - Wings of the Platte Closing Reception
2:00 - 4:00 p.m
Saturday, May 5 - Customer Appreciation Day
Dusk - Free movie night, bring lawn chairs and blankets