Historic Brigham City Depot display open to public
The Brigham City Depot, 833 W. Forest Street, is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with a a variety of display items that include small replica engines, Jupiter and 119, an old rail bed, memorabilia from the 100th anniversary celebration, etc. The Depot is open on Mon., Thurs., Fri., and Sat., from 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
Myths and realities of the Transcontinental railroad
The Brigham City Museum, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City, will showcase The Spike at 150: Myths and realities exhibit until June 15. The museum will be open on Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit will explore the history of the railroad, the legends
around it and how history is made.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., April 18, 19, 20
Fine Arts Center Art-tell
The Brigham City Fine Arts Center will hold a tri-county art exhibit highlighting train heritage and innovation. The exhibit can be viewed at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Wednesday, May 1
Bear River Valley Museum exhibit set to open
The Bear River Valley Museum will showcase a collection of artifacts that are related to the Golden Spike National Historic Site and will be on display until Tuesday, Dec. 31. The museum will be open Monday-Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., May 2, 3, 4
Wedding of the Rails quilt show set
The Wedding of the Rails quilt show will be held at Utah State University– Brigham City, 989 S. Main Street, with a grand opening on Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. and ending on Saturday, May 4, at 12 p.m.
The quilts will feature commemorative quilts of the Golden Spike and the history of the area including wedding quilts. An original quilt on a frame will also be on display for visitors to add their stitches to be a part of the next 150 years of history.
Persons interested in applying and registering a quilt into the show, can contact Marlene Rapp at 435-723-6249.
Thursday, May 2
USU Transcontinental Railroad lecture series continues
Utah State University – Brigham City, 989 S. Main Street, will continue its Transcontinental Railroad lecture series at 7 p.m. with Dr. F. Ross Peterson who will discuss the joining of the rails and what it meant for America.
Saturday, May 4
Golden Spike Sesquicentennial opening ceremonies
The opening ceremonies for the Golden Spike Sesquicentennial celebration will feature a horse and wagon parade show at 1 p.m. on Brigham City’s Main Street, from 200 North to 400 South.
A hoedown dance will be held that evening at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds event center, 320 N. 1000 West, Tremonton, at 7 p.m. The event will include live music, and food and drinks.
Monday, May 6
Mark Hopkins railroad display opens
Wagonland Adventure will present a display that will include a Mark Hopkin’s Double C Spring Buggy, a railroad dumpcart, and other horse-down vehicles used to build the Transcontinental Railroad.
The event will be held at 4 p.m. at Wagonland Adventure, 8790 W. Highway 102, Tremonton.
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 7-8
Theatre performance of “Box Elder’s Golden Treasure” set
The Old Barn Theatre, 3605 Bigler Road, Collingston, will hold a theatre performance that will highlight the history of the railroad, the crossing at Hampton Ford, Native American life, stagecoach travel and the Bushnell Military Hospital.
For tickets and showtimes, contact Laura Selman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-452-1674.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., May 8, 9, 10
Corinne Pageant set
The Corinne Pageant will be held on an outdoor stage at Highway 83 South and 3900 West, Corinne, at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $4 per person if you bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, and $5 if you need a chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. The pageant will highlight the historical events of Corinne’s past.
Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., May 8, 9, 10, 11
National stagecoach conference
The national stagecoach conference will be a four-day event held in Brigham City. More information can be found at stagecoachfreightwagon.org.
Thursday-Friday, May 9-10
Corinne sesquicentennial celebration
Celebrating the 150-year anniversaries of Corinne City and the Golden Spike, Corinne City will host a sesquicentennial celebration with a dinner and tour of the mason building, which houses historical items from Utah and Corinne. The event will be held at the mason building and city park, 4405 W. Montana Street, at 5 p.m. The dinner is $10, and entertainment is free.
Tickets are available at the city office, 2420 N. 4000 West.
Monday, May 20
Four-part opera series based on Golden Spike to be held
A four-part series of 10-minute operas based on the Golden Spike will premiere at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City, at 7:30 p.m. The themed operas are: “No Ladies in the Lady’s Book;” “The Stone, the Tree and the Bird;” “Burial;” and “Completing the Picture.”
Information regarding cost and ticket availability is not available at this time.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Mon., June 6, 7, 8, 10
Fine Arts Center to hold Gandy Dancers production
The Brigham City Fine Arts Center will hold the Gandy Dancers theatre production that will showcase the life and challenges people in Brigham City experienced with the completion of the
transcontinental railroad. The performance will be held at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City, from June 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee showing will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $6 per person and will be for sale the middle of May at bcfineartscenter.org.
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