Chinese Railroad Worker Archaeology in Utah: What Have We Learned?

Discover the archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in Utah through real artifacts interpreted by experts in the field.

Archaeologists planning their excavation at Terrace in 2021. Photograph courtesy of Steve Dudrow.

Join us on Saturday, October 14th at 11:30am for a free presentation of the results of two years of excavations at Terrace, Utah.

Join us at the Salt Lake City Public Library for an informative in-person event. Learn from expert archaeologists Dr. Chris Merritt and Dr. Michael Sheehan about the history and lives of the unsung heroes who built the Transcontinental Railroad more than 150 years ago.

Come and see real artifacts from excavations at Terrace, Utah. During the excavation, archaeologists encountered hundreds of artifacts from traditional Chinese medicine jars to ancient coins. Many of these have never been seen before, and this may be your last chance before they find a home in the soon-to-be-built Museum of Utah.

Through a series of captivating presentations, renowned experts will share their findings and shed light on the lives of people who played a crucial role in shaping Utah’s history. Learn about the challenges they faced, their contributions, and the significance of their cultural heritage.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Utah’s past and celebrate the legacy of Chinese railroad workers. Mark your calendars and join us at the Salt Lake City Public Library on East 400 South. We can’t wait to share what we’ve learned with you!

DATE: Saturday October 14th

TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm

PLACE: The SLC Public Library Auditorium, 210 E 400 S


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