Create a lasting legacy that also preserves and supports the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.

Individuals, families, businesses, and corporations can support the Living History artifacts various features and structures on the museum’s grounds. Work with our foundation to become a part of the immersive experience for our visitors.

Current Naming or Endowment(+) Opportunities

GIFTS OF $250,000+
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church+
  • Prairie Treasures Gift Shop
  • STEAM Learning Center
GIFTS OF $100,000+
  • Bison Pen
  • General Mercantile Emporium
  • Merrick Planing Mill+
  • Nebraska Midland Railroad Depot+
  • Pawnee Earth Lodge+
  • Stolley House+
  • Wm. Siebler Blacksmith Shop+
GIFTS OF $75,000+
  • Dr. Phillipson’s Veterinary Infirmary+
  • Hardware Store
  • Stolley Barn+
  • Silver Dollar Café
GIFTS OF $50,000+
  • Elftman’s Barber Shop
  • Fire Hall+
  • Livery Stable
  • Platte Valley Independent+
  • Platte Valley Tinshop+
  • Telephone Exchange & Doctor’s Office+
  • US Post Office+
  • Washington Town Hall+
Additional opportunities
  • Roadway Naming
  • Pathway to the Pawnee Earthlodge
  • Arbor Pathways
  • Many more


The Stuhr Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of supporting the Stuhr Museum. We serve as a philanthropic corporation that assists in the development and expansion of the facilities of Stuhr Museum. The Foundation also provides funds each year to the Museum for special projects and underwrites several programs involving a wide range of initiatives, focused on education, volunteer support, special events, and promotional efforts.

Stuhr Museum Foundation

3133 W. Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (308) 385-5316 ext. 220
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Foundation Staff

  • Bonnie Smith, Executive Director, Ext. 221
  • Sam Scheuler, Foundation Giving Director, Ext. 219
  • Megan Arrington-Williams, Marketing & Development Director, Ext. 223
  • Amy Ostdiek, Operations Coordinator, Ext. 224
  • Vicky Rivera, Administrative Coordinator, Ext. 220
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