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USU Museum of Anthropology: How Railroads Changed American Culture

Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013

Museum of Anthropology Programs illustration

How Railroads Changed American Culture” is the topic of the day at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology and its next “Saturdays at the Museum” series.

Day long activities are planned Aug. 3, with an illustrated lecture at 1 p.m. that explores how railroads changed American culture in the 19th century.

Docent-led tours of the museum’s “Chinese Railroad Camps” exhibit take place throughout the day, and museum patrons can design their own trains.

“One hundred and forty-four years ago, the first American transcontinental railroad was finished, with two lines connecting in northern Utah,” said Prairie Fox, a museum assistant. “That event not only affected our nation’s culture, but Utah’s as well.”

In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.

The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU Logan campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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