Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail

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Aug 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016

The labor force that built the first trans-continental railroad reflected the colorful diversity of the American West in the 1860’s. This exhibition poignantly reflects that dynamic era, in part, through the display of numerous wardrobes worn by main characters on the AMC series Hell on Wheels, 2011-2016. 

A nation which nearly destroyed itself by civil war between North and South can only be healed by the binding together of the East and West.” Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant, Hell on Wheels, first scene of Episode 1

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • History

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