Six museums in Omaha and Council Bluffs are hosting events this weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pacific Railway Act which established Union Pacific and the Trans-Continental Railroad.
Abby Cape with Union Pacific Railroad has helped organize displays at the Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, the Union Pacific Museum, the General Dodge House, Joslyn Art Museum and RailsWest Museum.
History buffs have a chance to see a document that is on loan to the Durham Museum from the National Archives in Washington D.C. “Durham has part of the Pacific Railway Act in the building right now so you can actually see the document that started the Trans-Continental Railroad,” Cape said.
Railroad Days 2012 is both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any of the venues and will allow admission into all six museums. “You can go to any of the locations and park there, whatever is close to you, and we do provide transportation between the locations as well,” Cape said.
More information is available at: omaharailroaddays.com.
By Karla James