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Golden Spike monument’s stop at Union Station to coincide with opening of new exhibit

By Rob Nielsen - | Apr 25, 2024

Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner file photo

Union Station in Ogden, photographed Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.

OGDEN — Next week will be big for Union Station.

May 3 will mark the Golden Spike Anniversary Whistle Stop Tour from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hope Eggett, curator for the Museums at Union Station, told the Standard-Examiner that the event helps commemorate the May 10 anniversary of the driving of the golden spike on the transcontinental railroad and will feature a stopover by the Golden Spike Foundation’s monument.

“We’ll be visited by a 43-foot golden spike monument up close before it gets installed in Brigham City later this month,” she said. “It will be right there in our main plaza.”

Additionally, she said the day also will see a new exhibit opening at the museum.

“We are opening our Chinese railroad worker exhibit,” she said. “This is a temporary art show that’s in collaboration with the Utah Chinese Golden Spike Society and the U.S.-China Railway Culture Friendship Association.”

The exhibit opening is scheduled for 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Eggett said the event will help celebrate a major part of Ogden’s past.

“It’s a great opportunity to honor our heritage as well as to celebrate all that the transcontinental railroad has affected (in) Ogden and our area today,” she said.

For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/3cut685w.


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