Andrew J. Russell, (American, 1829–1902), Promontory Trestle Work and Engine No. 2, 1869, albumen silver print, courtesy Union Pacific Railroad Museum

7 pm | Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium |  FREE

Perspectives on the transcontinental railroad and its completion at Promontory Point are as dynamic as the moment itself. Join us for an evening of University of Utah faculty presentations that examine the significance of this historical event through diverse critical lenses. Featured presenters include Paisley Rekdal, Utah poet laureate and professor of English; Gregory Smoak, director, American West Center, and associate professor of history; and Matthew Basso, associate professor of gender studies and history. Q&A to follow.

Exhibition Programming & Lecture Sponsor: The Hal R. and Naoma J. Tate Foundation