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Countdown to the 150th Anniversary

May 10, 2019
Countdown to Spike150

Spike 150 Events

Spike 150 is Utah’s celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike. Through a year-long series of events throughout Utah and the nation, we hope to unify, educate, inspire, and leave a legacy.

08.22.18 - 05.23.19

Through Toil and Labor: the Forgotten History of Utah’s Chinese Railroad Workers

Chinese Railroad Worker Traveling Exhibit
Through photographs, historical documents, and excavated fragments of imported Chinese ceramics, this traveling exhibit seeks to explore the unique history of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Chinese workers in Utah, discuss their daily lives, and share what’s been learned from the artifacts they left behind.

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01.04.19 - 06.26.19

A World Transformed : the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah

The exhibit shares the story of Utah’s contribution to the completion of the transcontinental railroad and examines the railway’s transformational effects on Utah. A partnership between Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library and the Utah State Division of History, the exhibit draws upon the many rich historical resources held by different institutions across not only Utah but the entire United States, including photographs, maps, art, and lithographs.


02.01.19 – 05.26.19

The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

The world’s largest photograph collection documenting the transcontinental railroad’s construction. Presented by Union Pacific and exhibited at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

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Union Pacific The Great Race to Promontory

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