Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

In 1863, President Lincoln signed a document that designated the eastern terminus of the proposed transcontinental rail route in Omaha, Nebraska. Within a short time dirt was flying in Nebraska and California where the western route was started. Thousands of workers, supply trains and equipment were used to complete this project and connect the United States. After six years, the rails were joined at Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869.


As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at https://goo.gl/mFU4X5

Subject(s):Social Science
Grade Levels:Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Scheduled by request of the teacher
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:To register for this program, contact the program provider Paige Pace at educationdept@durhammuseum.org (402-444-5027, ext. 562).
Tech Requirements:

Supports desktop connections using Zoom or Microsoft Teams. 

For questions about equipment, desktop applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts.

Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:Durham Museum
Description:The Durham Museum’s digital learning program offers unique opportunities for learners of all ages. Taught by educators, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos, and photographs along with pre- and post-visit activities. Each session lasts 30 minutes (time can be made flexible; Virtual Vault opportunities are approximately 15 minutes). Each session should be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Contact:Paige Pace
Phone Number:402-444-5027