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  • April Follow Along: Union Pacific's Founding FatherApr. 10 – Throughout the month of April, we are posting small segments of an ongoing serial on Facebook. This month's serial story is about Union Pacific's founding father, President Abraham Lincoln. The entire story, from the beginning, can be viewed here.
  • Honoring Key African American Contributions During Black History MonthWe are partnering with UP's Black Employee Network (BEN) to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. During the event, BEN members will host "Innovation Stations" throughout the museum, and each visitor will be encouraged to stop at the stations to listen to the stories of great people like Granville T. Woods, who held the patent for the Induction Telegraph System, Golden William Smith, a porter on the City of Los Angeles streamliner and Edwina Justus, the first black female train engineer. This event is free and open to the public.
  • The Holiday Model Trains are Back!

    We will have a temporary model train exhibit available for viewing from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3. If you stop in and mention to the front desk that you saw this on our website, we'll give you one free historic Union Pacific holiday postcard while supplies last.

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Visitor's Comments

"This museum has fantastic displays! Love the demonstration of what made America great: hard working American spirit!"

"What a wonderful tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the railroad. My dad would be proud of what you have done here. Thank you!"

- Earlene Durrant, Daughter of Owen. A Durrant

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- Larry & Deb Thierer, Alma, KS

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Curator's Corner

Due to the widespread use of chewing tobacco in the 19th century, spittoons were a common fixture in public areas, including railroad stations.

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