In conjunction with Centro Latino of Iowa’s “Latino Festival”, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum will be offering two unique pop-up exhibits on the north lawn of the museum for the public to view on Saturday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Both exhibits are part of the museum’s traveling exhibit program which serves smaller museums and libraries that are not eligible for traveling cultural content.

Both exhibits that will be on display on Saturday feature the history of the National Parks and the railroad in the All Set for the West exhibit and highlight not often told stories in Hidden Histories of the Transcontinental Railroad. Docents will be on-site to help answer any questions and will also be handing out UP 4014 (Big Boy) themed paper fans while supplies last!

“We are proud to be part of this community event, even though visitors must still reserve a time to be inside the museum itself, “said Vanessa Dobles, Director of Development and Volunteer Services at the Union Pacific Museum, “This offers a chance for community members and festival attendees to experience a taste of what this museum has to offer in a safe and fun way.”

Bring the whole family out and enjoy a day of celebrating Latino culture and learning more about Council Bluffs’ railroad history!  Latino Festival takes place in Bayliss Park on Saturday, September 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature various cultural activities like musical performances and dancing for all to enjoy.

To learn more about the Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s traveling program, visit their website.

This post was originally published on September 22, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.