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Spencer Fox Eccles: Treasures of the Transcontinental Railroad

Start to Finish: The 1862 Pacific Railway Act to the 1869 Last Spikes at Promontory

Don’t miss your chance to see artifacts from the transcontinental railroad on exhibit at the Utah State Capitol for this 150th anniversary celebration. For the first time since May 10, 1869, three out of four of the spikes used at Promontory Summit to signify the completion of the railroad will be on display together, and traveling from the National Archives in Washington D.C., see the original 1862 Pacific Railway Act signed by President Abraham Lincoln. These and other artifacts have been assembled to educate and inspire millions of Utahns and visitors from across the globe.

The Treasures Exhibition will be highly attended. In order to ensure everyone has a quality experience viewing the objects, we ask visitors to find a place in line at least one hour before the close of the exhibition. Visitors arriving after this time will be asked to return the following business day.

FREE Exhibit from May 3 – June 24, 2019
Utah State Capitol Gold Room is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday – Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Statewide Events & Activities

2019 is the “Year of the Train” and we anticipate more than 150 events and activities will occur throughout the state. Find an event and connect with those celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. There is still time to become a Spike 150 Partner and submit your event or activity.

Tracing the Path Photo Exhibit
01-23-2019 - 06-26-2019

Tracing the Path Photo Exhibit

Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

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Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers
04-04-2019 - 09-27-2019

Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers

Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

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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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Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019
06-07-2019 - 06-29-2019

Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019

Eccles Community Art Center

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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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Path to the Pacific: Building the Transcontinental Railroad
05-03-2019 - 08-15-2019

Path to the Pacific: Building the Transcontinental Railroad

J. Willard Marriott Library

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

ALL ABOARD!

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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The Chinese Helped Build The Railroad - The Railroad Helped Build America Exhibit
06-01-2019 - 07-01-2019

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

Golden Spike 150

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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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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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“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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A World Transformed: the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah
01-04-2019 - 06-26-2019

A World Transformed: the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah

Utah State University Library

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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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The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad -- The Railroad Helped Build America
06-01-2019 - 06-30-2019

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

Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association

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After Promontory
03-29-2019 - 10-05-2019

After Promontory

Brigham Young University Museum of Art

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All Aboard!
03-06-2019 - 09-21-2019

All Aboard!

Springville Museum of Art

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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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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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Cedar City Spike 150 Celebration
10-12-2019 - 10-17-2019

Cedar City Spike 150 Celebration

Visit Cedar City Brian Head

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Jens Kruger's
11-02-2019 - 11-02-2019

Jens Kruger's "Crossroads Ogden"

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music

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Additional Events Planned for 2019

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July 7 – 13, 2019

2019 NMRA Convention and Train Show The National Train Show® was established in 1988 by the National Model Railroad Association as a nationally sponsored combined industry trade show and public train show to promote the hobby of model railroading. The 2019 National Train Show is held in conjunction with the national convention of the NMRA in Salt Lake City, UT. It will be held in the Mountain America Exposition Center (formerly known as Southtowne Expo Center) in Sandy, UT. Read More

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November 2, 2019

Crossroads Ogden Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music has commissioned modern American composer Jens Kruger for a composition based on the unique town of Ogden and its unique history as a train town for strings, brass and percussion. Premiere performance by the Kruger Brothers in concert with Chamber Orchestra Ogden and original dance by Imagine Ballet Theatre. Read More

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2019

New Curriculum for Kindergarten – 8th Graders Lessons, activities and resources to help students discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion. Read More

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2019

Unlock the Past with Augmented Reality Interactive resources that include augmented reality images of the Golden Spike, Jupiter train, Abraham Lincoln, and much more. Explore Now.

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Year Round

Spiral Jetty Tours See Robert Smithson’s earthwork on the Great Salt Lake, 15-miles from Golden Spike National Historical Park.

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Year Round

Golden Spike National Historical Park Recently re-designated as a historical park, visitors to the Golden Spike National Historical Park can see the location of the Last Spike Site, 1869 railroad construction features, walk or drive on the original railroad grade, and get an up close view of Victorian era replica locomotives. Read More.


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