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Stuhr Museum by Sharon Black

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The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska is open again. Their claim to fame is
the house that actor Henry Fonda lived in as a child. Other old buildings on the property are blacksmith,
mercantile, and log houses. There is also Railroad Town.

The three modern buildings house items from a century ago and modern artwork, one building is all
native American displays and the third is genealogy research. {{more}}

There is a replica Pawnee Earth Lodge. Inside the lodge is Pawnee artifacts, and visitors view the inside
through chicken wire.

There is an admission to get into the museum grounds. Food and drinks are sold and a gift shop is in the
main modern building surrounded by water. Near the staircases in that building to the second floor are
4 small ponds to toss in coins.

MuseumOld buildingsPawnee Earth LodgeInside the building

Sharon Black is from Smith Center, Kansas. We welcome her to our team of volunteers.

Smith Center KansasSharon Black has been writing for many years including newspapers, short stories, and as a publisher. She was born in Nebraska and has lived in Kansas most of her life. In her hometown of Smith Center, Kansas, Willa Cather’s hometown is to the north and Bob Dole’s hometown is to the south. Sharon is a press release writer for the National Parks Arts Foundation and writes for b U n e k e magazine. The biggest project she has accomplished is the co-writer of the TV movie Home on the Range. The movie is about the song, which is the state song of Kansas and the lawsuit surrounding it in the 1930s and finding the rightful author of the song. Sharon is distantly related to the Mississippi writer Eudora Welty.

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