[media-credit name=”Union Pacific Railroad Museum” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa, provides a wonderful experience for the student of the history of the first transcontinental railroad and the reader of my frontier historical novels. This photo is taken from the museum’s website.
I quote the following from http://www.uprrmuseum.org/. It succinctly explains the wonders that await the visitor.
“Since opening in the Carnegie Library in Council Bluffs in 2003, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s first floor has been dedicated to sharing the experience of building the transcontinental railroad. The new exhibit takes the telling of this story to an entirely new level. With a new immersive design and cutting-edge technology, visitors will be transported to the 1860s as they learn about frontier life, the monumental work needed for constructing the railroad, and the communities that were created along its route.”
In an earlier post, I suggested visiting the Grenville M. Dodge House in Council Bluffs. When you do, don’t miss the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. I toured the museum in 2006 and learned much that I incorporated into my trilogy, The Iron Horse Chronicles. When Eagle Talons is published in November 2014, you will join the protagonist, Will Braddock, in participating in events and appearing in locales featured in the some of the museum’s exhibits. Until you visit in person, be sure to enjoy the Union Pacific website. I am anxious to return.