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Curator's Corner
June 6, 2013


January 4, 2014

  • Streamlined China

    Railroads recognized very early that dining was a key way to distinguish themselves from competitors. Passengers benefited from each railroad's effort to offer the best food, best service and best dining environment.

November 1, 2013

  • Calumet Pipe

    A calumet, from the French word chalumet, meaning reed or flute, is a profoundly sacred object to many Native American tribes.

October 8, 2013

  • Theodore Judah's Golden Ring

    A treasured artifact from the Union Pacific Historical Collection has recently come to light after being in the Washington D.C. office for more than a decade without any real attention to its unique provenance and history.

September 14, 2013

June 6, 2013

  • The Ames Monument

    Located about 20 miles east of Laramie, Wyo., the Ames Monument was erected at what was once the highest elevation on Union Pacific's line, Sherman Summit.

April 26, 2013

August 3, 2012

October 28, 2011

August 26, 2011

  • Lincoln’s Rocking Chair

    This chair is originally from the law office of Lincoln and Herndon in Springfield, Ill., where Lincoln practiced law from 1843 to about 1852.

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