The Stuhr Museum brings area folks back to the 1800's for a Fourth of July celebration
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —
On Wednesday, folks gathered bright and early in Grand Island for the Stuhr museums Fourth of July celebration.
Throughout the day, folks got to experience what a Fourth of July celebration would have been like in the year 1898, by hanging out in the Stuhr's railroad town.
What first began with a five and 10k Firecracker Fun Run, moved into a German language church service, anvil firing, parade and band concert and ended with something that Aurora residents, Melissa and Mackenzie Mark came out here specifically for.
"We, a couple years ago, came out for the pie and she had a pie eating contest and she wanted to do it again so we came out this time to see if we could win it. Last time we were really close so she's pretty excited,” said Melissa Mark.
This was the fourth year the Marks made their way out to Stuhr.
Melissa said they have learned so much from the volunteers on how life really was back in the 1800’s.