The Spike That Changed Everything: An Exhibit Celebrating 150 Years of Railroad Adventures in Utah

Presented by Salt Lake City Public Library and Golden Spike 150 at Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch), Salt Lake City UT

Feb 15
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Apr 26
The Spike That Changed Everything: An Exhibit Celebrating 150 Years of Railroad Adventures in Utah

This is an exhibit featuring items from the City Library’s Special Collections and Periodicals collections, curated to explore the impact of the transcontinental railroad, highlighted by train sets loaned by members of the community and our staff.

The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad forever changed life in Utah.  Isolated communities became bustling towns with access to mineral wealth, abundant agricultural resources, developing industries, and fantastic natural wonders.  The books, periodicals, and ephemera on display celebrate Utah’s place in this transformation.  The model trains, loaned by City Library staff members and local train enthusiasts, remind us of our shared fascination for all things railroad-related. 

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Feb 20, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 21, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 22, 2019 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 23, 2019 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 24, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Feb 25, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Mon)
  • Feb 26, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 27, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 28, 2019 at 09:00 am - 09:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 1, 2019 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)

210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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