Union Pacific Museum

Earlier this week I sent the link to this post around as part of the bicentennial of the Lincoln assassination. Looking it over I decided it could use a little updating, so I did mostly with information about the LIncoln connection.

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Union Pacific Museum Union Pacific Museum

Along one side of Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa is the old public library building. Rather than see this beautiful old building go to waste when a new public library was built, it was restored to be the Union Pacific Museum. This was a fairly good company type museum.

Lincoln's Funeral Car Exterior Funeral Car Exterior

I especially liked the displays that showed the furniture and silver from the Lincoln funeral car is on exhibit. They had just fitted out a new Presidential car to use on the Union Pacific railroad. It was finished in time to use it as a funeral car. The fittings were returned to Union Pacific who now displays it in their company museum. Find more close up photos of what’s there on their page.


The exhibit on Grenville Dodge which were very well done and interesting. They also showed one of the gold spikes…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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