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Winter Lunch and Learn program is Sat, Jan 25th.

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Posted on 01/14/2020

FCMA's Winter Lunch & Learn Program
"Rails Across the Prairie:
 The Role of Railroads in the Development of the West, 1860s to Present"
With Con Trumbull
Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:00 pm Optional Lunch
1:00 Lecture


With the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the West fundamentally changed. Vast oceans of prairie--largely unsettled--were opened for development. Over the next 50 years, technological developments, railroad services and increased trackage ingrained the railroad into nearly every facet of life. After World War II, the rise of the automobile and airplane led to the decline of the railroads.

This talk will focus on the railroads role in developing the West from the 1860s through the present day and the social impacts that resulted. 

The cost for lunch is $5 for FCMA members and $8 for nonmembers, payable at the door; you must make a reservation for lunch by Thurs, Jan. 23rd by calling the Museum at 307-235-8462.  Lunch will be fried chicken, sides, rolls, dessert, and drinks.

The lecture is free with paid lunch or free with paid museum admission, which is $2 for adults or free for members.