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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.


Apply for Grants

The Utah Department of Heritage & Arts is offering three grant opportunities to support projects, programs, and events, which celebrate the 150th anniversary of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad. Grants are open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Projects must take place by September 1, 2019. Applications are due by August 3rd!


People. Place. Impact.

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Rio Gallery (located in Salt Lake City), will be facilitating an exhibition March 22–June 14, 2019 on the 150th anniversary marking the completion of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad.


150th Anniversary Events

A 150-year anniversary celebration weekend will take place at Promontory Summit, Utah. Visitors will be able to step out on to the site where history was made, partake in activities, meander through the visitor center and monuments, and visit the nearby Chinese dugouts and Spiral Jetty.

More Events

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