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The Golden Spike Historic Site is the site where the last spike was driven on the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The site is changing its designation from a historic site to historic park and will be unveiled as part of the sesquicentennial celebration this May.

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Golden Spike Conference

This conference features speakers and events highlighting the importance of the Chinese workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad.

Location: Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Tickets: Prices vary with registration online at

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - John M. Browning Historic Home Tour

See the inside of the the Browning family home in central Ogden with a guided tour from Weber County Heritage Foundation volunteers.

Location: 505 27th St., Ogden

Tickets: $8 for adults and $6 for children in advance at or $10 at the door

10 a.m. - The Crossing: Box Elder's Golden Treasure

Watch vignette performances of what it was like during the Bear River Crossing to Brigham City with highlights about the history of the railroad.

Location: Old Barn Community Theater, Garland

Tickets: Free, but a reservation is required and can be made at 435-452-1674

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Heritage Festival 150th Anniversary

This three-day festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad with live music, vendors, a beer garden, artisan booths, historic presentations and more on Ogden’s 25th Street.

Location: Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Tickets: Free

10 a.m. to close - Spike 150 Open House

A train display, slideshow and information about railroading from the Golden Spike to present day.

Location: West Millard’s Great Basin Museum, Delta

Tickets: Free

1-6 p.m. - Chinese Genealogy Workshop

Genealogy company FamilySearch is hosting a Chinese genealogy workshop with keynote speaker Ava Chin, a New York Times columnist.

Location: FamilySearch Center, Salt Lake City

Tickets: Free, but registration is required online at

7-10 p.m. - Come See What the Railroad Built concert

The Bar D Wranglers will be performing songs about the era of the transcontinental railroad.

Location: Delta High School, Delta

Tickets: $5

6-8 p.m. - Children's Golden Spike Celebration and Family Locomotive Party

Author and illustrator Brian Floca of the award-winning “Locomotive” will talk about his book at 6 p.m.

Location: Treehouse Children’s Museum, Ogden

Tickets: Sold out

6-10 p.m. - The Corinne Pageant

A funny outdoor reenactment of how the town of Corinne came to be including cowboys, gunslingers and more. Concessions and booths open at 6 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Downtown Corinne

Tickets: $4 with your own chair, $7 without

All day - 12th Annual Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association Conference

This four-day conference explores key points Utah’s history with wagon trail tours.

Location: Holiday Inn Express, Brigham City

Tickets: $45 to join the group plus a $100 registration fee online at


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