The Race to Promontory

Aug 21 - Sep 29

Add to Calendar 21/08/2019 10:00 am 21/08/2019 5:00 pm 6 The Race to Promontory

This exhibition celebrates the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, when the Central …

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Free with Museum Admission

General $12
Seniors, College students, and Military $8
Youth (Ages 6-17) $6
Children (Ages 5 and younger) Free
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General Day and Time Info: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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This exhibition celebrates the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, when the Central Pacific and its eastern counterpart, the Union Pacific, were joined by a golden spike. Two photographers, Andrew Joseph Russell for the Union Pacific and Alfred A. Hart for the Central Pacific, documented the railroad’s
challenging path through mountains and plains. Their original photographs and stereoviews, as well as archival materials relating to the Promontory Summit ceremony, will provide a new view into this transformative event, which allowed Sacramento, and E. B. Crocker, to prosper.