February Meeting – Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad

Transontinental Railroad

Join us on February 20 for our monthly meeting at the 40&8 Club, 933 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. Free parking in Greek Orthodox Church parking lot next door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by entertainment program. Cash bar available.

PROGRAM: On May 10, 1869, Alfred A. Hart, Andrew Joseph Russell, and Charles Roscoe Savage each photographed the joining of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads at Promontory Summit in the Utah Territory. The Golden Spike Ceremony marked the completion of the transcontinental railroad. George Eastman Museum associate curator Heather A. Shannon will discuss the role photography played in the race to lay tracks across North America. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Doors Open 7:00pm
Meeting Starts at 7:30pm
40&8 Club – 933 University Ave, Rochester NY