The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West Exhibition Premiere Celebration

Andrew J. Russell (American, 1830–1902), East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail, 1869, albumen print,       Courtesy Union Pacific Railroad Museum. The ceremony spotlighted Union Pacific locomotive No. 119 meeting Central Pacific locomotive Jupiter. From left, shaking hands, are Samuel S. Montague, chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, and General Grenville M. Dodge, chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Andrew J. Russell (American, 1830–1902), East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail, 1869, albumen print,       Courtesy Union Pacific Railroad Museum. The ceremony spotlighted Union Pacific locomotive No. 119 meeting Central Pacific locomotive Jupiter. From left, shaking hands, are Samuel S. Montague, chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, and General Grenville M. Dodge, chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 6-9 pm
Remarks at 7 pm 

Celebrate the sesquicentennial of “The Wedding of the Rails” at Promontory Summit with the UMFA!

Be among the first to see The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West documenting one of the world’s most important achievements: the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Join us to kick off the statewide celebration of Spike 150! Enjoy delicious food and drinks with our community and celebrate this remarkable exhibition of over 150 photographs, stereographs, and other historical memorabilia from the collection of Union Pacific Railroad Museum.

Cocktail Attire | 21 years and over invited
Small plates, desserts, and craft cocktails

Purchase tickets by January 14, 2019. Click on the links below to purchase.

Sesquicentennial Sponsor
$10,000+ ($8,710.50 charitable donation)

  • 12 First-Class tickets
  • Two reserved cocktail tables
  • Live “thank you” during remarks
  • Display screen recognition at The Race to Promontory Premiere Celebration
  • One-year UMFA Art Lovers membership, Collector level
  • Recognition in The Race to Promontory Celebration Program, on the Celebration webpage, and in UMFA’s quarterly member publication
  • Exclusive exhibition preview access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Thank you gift

Transcontinental Sponsor
$5,000 ($4,076.50 charitable donation)

  • 8 First-Class tickets
  • One reserved cocktail table
  • Display screen recognition at The Race to Promontory Premiere Celebration
  • One-year UMFA Art Lovers membership, Philanthropist level
  • Recognition in The Race to Promontory Celebration Program, on the Celebration webpage, and in UMFA’s quarterly member publication
  • Exclusive exhibition preview access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Thank you gift

Summit Sponsor
$2,500 ($1,759.50 charitable donation)

  • 6 First-Class tickets
  • One-year UMFA Art Lovers membership, Enthusiast level
  • Recognition in The Race to Promontory Celebration Program, on the Celebration webpage, and in UMFA’s quarterly member publication
  • Exclusive exhibition preview access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Thank you gift

Crossroads Sponsor
$1,000 ($817 charitable donation)

  • 2 First-Class tickets
  • Recognition in The Race to Promontory Celebration Program and in UMFA’s quarterly member publication
  • Exclusive exhibition preview access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Thank you gift

Individual First Class Tickets
$175 ($91.50 charitable donation)

  • Exclusive exhibition preview access
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Thank you gift

Exhibition Sponsors

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Presenting Sponsor
The State of Utah
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Spike 150 Commission 
Union Pacific 

Programming and Lecture Sponsor

The Hal R. and Naoma J. Tate Foundation

The Race to Promontory Celebration Host Committee

Virginia Barlage, chair
Toni Bloomberg
Tom and Lynn Fey
Carolyn and Kem Gardner
Sue and Al Landon
Suzanne Marquardt
Mary S. McCarthey and Tom McCarthey
Marcia and John Price
Naoma Tate
Diane and Sam Stewart

Questions? Call Renee Fitzpatrick | 801.585.7174

The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West is organized by the Joslyn Art Museum and Union Pacific Railroad Museum