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Celebration Week Events & Activities

The following events are being planned by the Spike 150 Commission and our statewide partners to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The Chinese Exclusion Act (Free Screening)
05-02-2019 - 05-02-2019

The Chinese Exclusion Act (Free Screening)

Park City Film

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All Aboard the AgeWise Express
05-02-2019 - 05-02-2019

All Aboard the AgeWise Express

Golden Spike 150

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USU - Spike 150 Lecture Series - Utah State University Brigham City Region
05-02-2019 - 05-02-2019

USU - Spike 150 Lecture Series - Utah State University Brigham City Region

Utah State University

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Infamous Ogden on the Menu: Railroad Edition
05-03-2019 - 05-03-2019

Infamous Ogden on the Menu: Railroad Edition

Weber State University Special Collections

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Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
05-04-2019 - 05-04-2019

Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

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Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremonies
05-04-2019 - 05-04-2019

Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremonies

Box Elder County

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Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremonies Hoedown
05-04-2019 - 05-04-2019

Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremonies Hoedown

Box Elder County

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Mark Hopkins Railroad Display
05-06-2019 - 05-06-2019

Mark Hopkins Railroad Display

Box Elder County

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Golden Spike 150th Celebration!
05-07-2019 - 05-07-2019

Golden Spike 150th Celebration!

Utah's Hogle Zoo

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Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroad
05-07-2019 - 05-07-2019

Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroad

Weber State University Special Collections

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05-07-2019 - 05-07-2019

"CITIZEN WONG" - a powerful new play inspired by the life and times of the First Chinese American

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

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Irish Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad in Comparative Perspective
05-07-2019 - 05-07-2019

Irish Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad in Comparative Perspective

Hibernian Society of Utah

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The Dance and the Railroad by David Henry Hwang
05-06-2019 - 05-07-2019

The Dance and the Railroad by David Henry Hwang

Salt Lake Acting Company

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Working on the Railroad: Chinese Workers & America’s First Transcontinental Line | Gordon H. Chang
05-08-2019 - 05-08-2019

Working on the Railroad: Chinese Workers & America’s First Transcontinental Line | Gordon H. Chang

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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05-08-2019 - 05-08-2019

"CITIZEN WONG" - a powerful new play inspired by the life and times of the First Chinese American

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

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America's Railroad: A Choral Concert
05-08-2019 - 05-08-2019

America's Railroad: A Choral Concert

Waterford School

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The Crossing: Box Elder's Golden Treasure
05-07-2019 - 05-09-2019

The Crossing: Box Elder's Golden Treasure

Old Barn Community Theatre

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“Gold Mountain” - a new musical presented by Zions Bank in partnership with Spike 150, CRWDA, and Ogden Musical Theatre
05-08-2019 - 05-09-2019

“Gold Mountain” - a new musical presented by Zions Bank in partnership with Spike 150, CRWDA, and Ogden Musical Theatre

Golden Spike 150

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05-09-2019 - 05-09-2019

"CITIZEN WONG" - a powerful new play inspired by the life and times of the First Chinese American

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

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FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop
05-09-2019 - 05-09-2019

FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop

FamilySearch Center

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Children's Golden Spike Celebration and Family Locomotive Party
05-09-2019 - 05-09-2019

Children's Golden Spike Celebration and Family Locomotive Party

Treehouse Children's Museum

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Come See What The Railroad Built
05-09-2019 - 05-09-2019

Come See What The Railroad Built

Golden Spike 150

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Bike the Spike
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Bike the Spike

South Salt Lake Arts Council

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Golden Spike Gala with the Tabernacle Choir
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Golden Spike Gala with the Tabernacle Choir

Cache Children's Choir

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Rails and Ales:
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Rails and Ales: "Hell on Wheels"

Weber State University Special Collections

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2019 Tanner Gift of Music with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

2019 Tanner Gift of Music with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

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Train Day
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Train Day

This is the Place Heritage Park

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Hooper City Spike 150
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Hooper City Spike 150

Hooper City

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1869 Golden Spike Celebration
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

1869 Golden Spike Celebration

Heber Valley Railroad

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Golden Spike Artful Afternoon
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

Golden Spike Artful Afternoon

Kimball Art Center

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May 10th Celebration Ceremony Broadcast
05-10-2019 - 05-10-2019

May 10th Celebration Ceremony Broadcast

Golden Spike 150

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We Want the Railroad: Brigham Young's Role in Bringing the Railroad to Utah
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

We Want the Railroad: Brigham Young's Role in Bringing the Railroad to Utah

Golden Spike 150

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Heritage Festival 150th Edition
05-09-2019 - 05-11-2019

Heritage Festival 150th Edition

Ogden Downtown Alliance

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Spike 150 - Gunnison Valley with Echoes of Hammers and Spikes
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

Spike 150 - Gunnison Valley with Echoes of Hammers and Spikes

Casino Star Theatre Foundation

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Ogden FamilySearch Discovery
05-06-2019 - 05-11-2019

Ogden FamilySearch Discovery

FamilySearch Center

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05-09-2019 - 05-11-2019

"Crossroads of the West, Connection of the Oceans": US-China Summit

Utah Chinese Golden Spike Society

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Spike 150 Open House at the Great Basin Museum
05-06-2019 - 05-11-2019

Spike 150 Open House at the Great Basin Museum

West Millard's Great Basin Museum

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National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association 12th Annual Conference
05-08-2019 - 05-11-2019

National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association 12th Annual Conference

National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association

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Corinne The Gentile City: Corinne Historical Pageant
05-09-2019 - 05-11-2019

Corinne The Gentile City: Corinne Historical Pageant

Golden Spike 150

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John M. Browning Historic Home Tour
05-09-2019 - 05-11-2019

John M. Browning Historic Home Tour

Golden Spike 150

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Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

Utah Royals FC vs. Houston Dash

Utah Royals FC

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Uniting A Nation Golden Spike Shooting Competition
05-10-2019 - 05-11-2019

Uniting A Nation Golden Spike Shooting Competition

Perry City

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Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary Open House
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary Open House

Tooele Valley Museum & Historic Park

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Golden Spike Forever -
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

Golden Spike Forever - "Toward the Future" Grand Concert

Chinese Association for Sciences and Technology in...

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Stadler US Grand Opening - Open House
05-09-2019 - 05-11-2019

Stadler US Grand Opening - Open House

Stadler US inc.

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Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society - Union Pacific Historical Society Convention
05-08-2019 - 05-11-2019

Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society - Union Pacific Historical Society Convention

Ogden Eccles Conference Center

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FamilySearch Discovery
05-06-2019 - 05-11-2019

FamilySearch Discovery

FamilySearch Center

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“Gold Mountain” - a new musical presented by Zions Bank in partnership with Spike 150, CRWDA, and Ogden Musical Theatre
05-10-2019 - 05-11-2019

“Gold Mountain” - a new musical presented by Zions Bank in partnership with Spike 150, CRWDA, and Ogden Musical Theatre

Golden Spike 150

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Come See What the Railroad Built
05-11-2019 - 05-11-2019

Come See What the Railroad Built

Golden Spike 150

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The Black Irish Band - Live at the Golden Spike 150
05-10-2019 - 05-12-2019

The Black Irish Band - Live at the Golden Spike 150

Golden Spike 150

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Love & Landscape
05-07-2019 - 05-12-2019

Love & Landscape

Golden Spike 150

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Spike 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Festival
05-10-2019 - 05-12-2019

Spike 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Festival

Golden Spike 150

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Resilience and the Last Spike
05-10-2019 - 05-24-2019

Resilience and the Last Spike

AOE Media

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The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad --- The Railroad Helped Build America
05-01-2019 - 05-31-2019

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad --- The Railroad Helped Build America

Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

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Spike 50: Golden Spike Parade in 1919
05-01-2019 - 05-31-2019

Spike 50: Golden Spike Parade in 1919

Weber State University

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The Chinese Helped Build The Railroad - The Railroad Helped Build America Exhibit
05-01-2019 - 06-01-2019

The Chinese Helped Build The Railroad - The Railroad Helped Build America Exhibit

Golden Spike 150

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Spencer Fox Eccles: Treasures of the Transcontinental Railroad
05-03-2019 - 06-24-2019

Spencer Fox Eccles: Treasures of the Transcontinental Railroad

Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

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ALL ABOARD!
05-02-2019 - 06-26-2019

ALL ABOARD!

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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Beauty, Brawn, Commerce & Travel: Photography of U.S. Railroads
05-02-2019 - 06-26-2019

Beauty, Brawn, Commerce & Travel: Photography of U.S. Railroads

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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“Move Over, Sir!” Women Working on the Railroad
05-02-2019 - 06-26-2019

“Move Over, Sir!” Women Working on the Railroad

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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All Set for the West: Railroads and the National Parks
05-02-2019 - 06-26-2019

All Set for the West: Railroads and the National Parks

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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Along the Line: Contemporary Explorations of the Transcontinental Railroad
05-02-2019 - 06-26-2019

Along the Line: Contemporary Explorations of the Transcontinental Railroad

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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Spike 150 Helper and the Railroad
05-03-2019 - 08-02-2019

Spike 150 Helper and the Railroad

The Helper Project

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Western Mining & Railroad Museum Presents The Power of Rail - A Journey into the History of Helper
05-10-2019 - 08-19-2019

Western Mining & Railroad Museum Presents The Power of Rail - A Journey into the History of Helper

Western Mining and Railroad Museum

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Cache Valley Railroad Exhibit
05-01-2019 - 08-24-2019

Cache Valley Railroad Exhibit

Cache DUP Museum

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05.10.19 WEEKEND

150-Year Anniversary Weekend Celebration

On May 10-11, 2019, 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.

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  • *Please note that a mandatory volunteer training will be held prior to the events above.

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