Glenn Willumson, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, and author of Iron Muse: Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad, will share his unique expertise on the history and myth-making of the American West created by the power of visual images largely viewed via stereotypes. An advisor to the exhibition, The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West, Willumson will delve into the philosophical, cultural and commercial impact of the railroad in 19th century America.
Tickets for the event are $14 for General Admission and $7 for members of the Sacramento History Museum, California State Railroad Museum or the Crocker Art Museum. The lecture will be held at the Crocker Art Museum. Tickets can be purchase by calling 916-808-7059 or online.