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Forgotten Workers: Chinese Migrants and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

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Daily, Now - May 1, 2020
From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, the National Museum of American History displays this exhibit that addresses the forgotten Chinese workers who heroically built the western leg of the railroad through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The result of their work is also showcased in detail, including a graphic that maps the railroad and descriptions of both the positive and negative impacts of the route.

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission

National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20560

Event Location

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20560
National Mall

Admission: Free admission


Posted by: National Museum of American History