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Events for History Buffs

Don’t miss unique opportunities to learn more about the awe-inspiring act of human progress: the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

january 4 – june 26

A World Transformed: The Transcontinental Railroad and Utah

UTAH STATE CAPITOL
This exhibit provides a rare opportunity to view historical photographs, maps, art and lithographs that tell the story of Utah’s role in the Transcontinental Railroad and how its completion changed Utah and the nation. This is a traveling exhibit: July-Sept: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library; Oct.-Dec. The Southern Utah Museum of Art; Feb. 2020–March 2020, The Park City Museum.

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january 1 – june 26

Tracing the Path Photo Exhibit

UTAH STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
Follow the footsteps of the thousands of Chinese immigrant workers whose hard work made the Transcontinental Railroad a reality. This unique photographic exhibit is a great way to show kids the hard work and dedication of the many workers whose contributions made the Transcontinental Railroad a reality.

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MAY 10 – AUGUST 19

The Power of Rail: A Journey into the History of Helper

WESTERN MINING AND RAILROAD MUSEUM, HELPER
This area-specific exhibit highlights the history of the rail in Helper City.

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Treasures of the Transcontinental Railroad
MAY 3 – JUNE 24

Spencer Fox Eccles Treasures Exhibition

UTAH STATE CAPITOL GOLD ROOM, SALT LAKE CITY
View original artifacts from the 1869 joining of the Transcontinental Railroad, including the Pacific Rail Act signed by President Lincoln, three of the last spikes driven into the railroad and the historic “Golden Spike”.

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MAY 27 – SEPTEMBER 30

Remember the Rails

TOOELE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM, TOOELE
This area-specific exhibit uses interpretive panels to highlight the history of the railroad in Tooele. The Museum now offers a “Remember the Rails” Historic Walk.

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