This Month’s Excursion:
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is located in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, in the beautiful and unique Beaux Arts-style building that formerly housed the Council Bluffs Carnegie Free Public Library.
As the 21st century approached, the library moved into a new facility, and the challenge went out to raise funds to restore the Carnegie building and establish a home for Union Pacific’s Historical Collection. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum was formally opened on May 10, 2003, the one hundred thirty-fourth anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
General admission to the museum is free. Please call the library at 402-779-4171 to RSVP for this 100 Things outing!
About 100 Things:
Based on Tim and Lisa Trudell’s book 100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die, this program takes patrons on a tour around Omaha’s most interesting attractions, activities, restaurants, and more.
So far, the 100 Things To Do group of patrons from the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library have visited Memorial Stadium (go Huskers!), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, and more. Stay tuned for next month’s 100 Things activity!