Friday, May 5: "We Can Do It! Women's History Night at the Museum" (5-7 p.m.)

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s May 5 family night is all about women working on the railroad: guests are invited to meet amazing women that currently work for Union Pacific, hear stories about how they became part of the railroad, and what these “women of steel” do every day at Union Pacific. Come to Family Night to meet them and hear them tell their stories.  Additionally, the Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department will be hosting a special reading time and Pottawattamie County Conservation will bring an activity to enjoy. Operation Lifesaver will also be on hand to educate guests how to be safe around trains!

Repeat guests should bring their Family Night 2017 punch card and check in upon arrival. Individuals who get their card stamped at least seven times this year will eligible for a six-person trip aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. New visitors can request a card upon check in at the Museum. The special drawing for the trip will occur at the December 2017 family night. You must be present to win.

Admission is free to all family nights. Donations are gladly accepted.

Family Nights at the Museum are held the first Friday of every month from 5-7 p.m. In addition to providing extended hours for visitors to access the Museum’s range of interactive displays on railroading and the history of the west, each family night also features a unique arts or learning opportunity that is fun for the entire family. Next month’s Family Night is June 2, and features the theme, “Ticket to Ride! Family Night at the Museum.”

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