MOCATalks with Sean Fraga – Forgotten History of the Transcontinental Railroads
Where: Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St.
212-619-4785 Price: Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets.
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Join us to meet and talk with Sean Fraga about the forgotten reason for the construction of America’s numerous transcontinental railroads: trade with Asia. Sean uses maps, postcards, government records, magazine articles, and corporate files to reveal this overlooked history. He argues that nineteenth-century Americans believed the transcontinental railroads’ great potential lay in opening the United States to the Pacific World.Buy tickets/get more info now