ALL ABOARD: THE ALASKA RAILROAD CENTENNIAL
On view May 5, 2023 – February 18, 2024
Museum Atrium, First Floor
Opening in the centennial year of the completion of the Alaska Railroad, this exhibition created in collaboration with Alaska Railroad historians and experts looks at the history, impact, and legacy of the railroad through archival images, objects, and ephemera. Examining three key eras of railroad history spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition highlights crucial moments, technological innovations, and human stories connected to the railroad and its operations in Alaska. All Aboard includes public programs presented in collaboration with the Alaska Railroad, community clubs, and railroad enthusiasts.
Anchorage From Its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp
by Elizabeth Tower
A smokehouse and cabin were the only buildings at the mouth of Ship Creek when a railroad construction camp was built there in 1915. Today, Anchorage is the transportation center of Alaska.
Find it in the Anchorage Museum Store
Jan and Jeri van den Top