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Ogden's Heritage Festival

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Ogden’s dynamic and vibrant community will be in the spotlight. This celebration is an opportunity to share our past, our present and our future.

The Heritage Festival is an annual celebration, but this event will be a special anniversary edition spanning May 9-11. The Big Boy 4014 and 844 steam trains will be on display at Union Station. The Station will be full of exhibits celebrating the influence of the trains and rail industry. The event will also expand up Historic 25th Street for three full days of historic presentations, live music, performances, vendors, community activities and more.

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Thursday, May 9

TIMEEVENTPLACE
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Heritage Festival: Food, Art and Culture Vendor Zone
Historic 25th Street
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Reenactment of Wedding of Rails
(UP Trains The Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014)
Steam Meet, South of Ogden Union Station
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Utah State Railroad Museum, self-guided tour
Ogden Union Station 
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Ogden City Art 150th Poster Show
Gallery at the Station, Ogden Union Station 
12:00 PM to 1:15 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Lincoln: Uniting a Nation
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
12:00 PM to 9:00 PMBig Boy 4014 and The Living Legend 844 on Static DisplayOgden Union Station
12:00 PM to 9:00 PMHeritage Festival: Food, Art and Culture Vendor ZoneOgden Union Station Grand Lobby
12:00 PM to 9:00 PMRecording for Union Station Oral History ProjectWattis - Dumke Room, Ogden Union Station 
1:00 PMLive Music - Alter Billies (Ballad of the Big Boy)Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
1:30 PM to 2:00 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Blackcloud: Native American
Perspective on the Transcontiental Railroad
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
2:00 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama)Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
2:00 PM to 2:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Connection and
 Exclusion (Irish Workers)
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
2:30 PM to 3:00 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Connection and
Exclusion (Chinese Workers)
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:00 PM to 3:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Transcontinental RailroadGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:00 PM to 9:00 PMThe Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014 on Static DisplayOgden Union Station Tracks 1 & 2
3:30 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama)Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
4:00 PM to 4:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - After
Promontory |Utah's Chinese Workforce
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMHistoric Ogden ToursStory Tours - Book Online 
5:00 PMMusical Performance - Blue SageMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
5:00 PM to 6:00 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Telling Story Through Folk MusicGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
6:00 PMMusical Performance - RoseWoodMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
6:00 PM to 7:00PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Lincoln: Uniting a NationGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
7:00 - 9:00 PMMusical Performance - Joshy Soul & The Cool Main Stage, Historic 25th Street


Friday, May 10
TIMEEVENTPLACE
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMHeritage Festival: Food, Art and Culture Vendor ZoneOgden Union Station and Historic 25th Street
10:00 AM to 3:00 PMUP Trains The Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014 on Active DisplayOgden Union Station Tracks 1 & 2
10:00 AM to 12:00 PMPerformance - Coolies & Brothers ReadingBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMUtah State Railroad Museum, self-guided tourOgden Union Station
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMOgden City Art Call & Spike 50 ExhibitGallery at the Station, Ogden Union Station 
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMRecording for Union Station Oral HistoriesWattis - Dumke Room, Ogden Union Station 
12:00 PM to 1:15 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Lincoln: Uniting a NationGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
1:00 PMOgden High School and Mount Ogden Jr. High School Jazz EnsemblesMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
1:00 PM to 3:00 PMOgden 7-12 Grade Student PresentationsBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
1:00 PM to 9:00 PMPerformance - Jazz a the Station Presents Heritage Jazz FestivalMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
1:30 PM to 2:00 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series -
Ogden's Role as Junction City
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
2:00 PMDaVinci Jazz EnsembleMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
2:00 PM to 2:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Making Ogden:
 Junction City of the West
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:00 PM to 3:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Japanese Railroad WorkersGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMOgden: Junction City of the WestBrowning Theater & Annex,
Ogden Union Station
3:00 PM to 9:00 PMThe Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014 on Static DisplayOgden Union Station Tracks 1 & 2
3:30 PM to 4:00 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Female Railroad WorkersGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:00 PMMusical Performance - METROMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
4:00 PMJazz JamMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMHistoric Ogden ToursStory Tours - Book Online 
4:00 PM to 4:30 PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
4:30 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama) Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
5:30 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama) Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
6:00 PMLive Music - Lars Yorgason SingersMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
6:00 PM to 7:00PMWhistlestop Tour Lecture Series - Lincoln: Uniting a NationGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
7:00 PMAles and Rails w/ Dick KreckUnion Grill
7:00 PM Live Music - Joe McQueen Quartet & FriendsMain Stage, Historic 25th Street


Saturday, May 11
TIMEEVENTPLACE
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMHeritage Festival: Food, Art and Culture Ogden Union Station and Historic 25th Street
10:00 AMLive Music - Shimmy MobMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
10:00 AM to 12:00 PMDocsTeach Heritage Workshops - CommunicationGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
10:00AM to 3:00 PMUP Trains The Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014 on Active DisplayOgden Union Station Tracks 1 & 2
10:00 AM to 9:00 PMUtah State Railroad Museum Self-Guided ToursOgden Union Station
11:00 AMOnstage Ogden- Youth GroupMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
11:00 AM to 2:00 PMChinese on the Railroad Cooking DemonstrationWattis - Dumke Room, Ogden Union Station
12:00 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama)Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
12:00 PM to 1:00 PMDocsTeach Heritage Workshops - Oral History, WSU Special CollectionsGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
12:10 PM to 12:40 PMPerformance - Scariff School of Irish DanceBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
12:40 PM to 1:40 PMPerformance - WSU Ballet Folklórico and Pacific Islander (TOA)Browning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
1:00 PMDivya School of Dance: Indian Classical DanceMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
1:00 PM to 3:00 PMDocsTeach Heritage Workshops - Archaeology 3DGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
1:40 PM to 2:10 PMPerformance - Salt Lake Scandi DanceBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
2:00 PMPerformance - Ballet Folklorico TutulliMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
2:10 PM to 2:40 PMPerformance - Divya School of DanceBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
2:40 PM to 3:10 PMPerformance - Pow Wow Exhibition - WSUBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
3:00 PM tp 9:00 PMUP Trains The Living Legend #844 & The Big Boy #4014 on Static DisplayOgden Union Station Tracks 1 & 2
3:10 PM to 4:40 PMPerformance - Folklorico NewaraBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
3:15 PM to 5:15 PMDocsTeach Heritage Workshops - Preserving Documents,
Video, Photos
Gallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
3:15 PMOgden Musical Theatre present Wedding of the Rails (melodrama) Main Stage, Historic 25th Street
4:00 PM to 9:00 PMHistoric Ogden ToursGrand Lobby, Ogden Union Station
4:00 PMLive Music - Celtic Beat, Feet of FireMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
4:40 PM to 6:10 PMPerformance - Joe McQueen QuartetBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
6:00 PM to 7:00 PMDocsTeach Heritage Workshops - Lincoln: Uniting a NationGallery 51, Ogden Union Station 
6:00 PMLive Music - Caleb & The CanvasMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
6:10 PM to 6:40 PMPerformance - Ballet TutullíBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
6:40 PM to 7:10 PMPerformance - Karpaty Dance EnsembleBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
7:00 PMLive Music - Brothers of SeptemberMain Stage, Historic 25th Street
7:10 PM to 7:40 PMPerformance - Al-Mustafa Foundation of UtahBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
7:40 PM to 8:10 PMPerformance - Ogden Buddhist Taiko DrummersBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
8:10 PM to 8:40 PMPerformance - 7th InfantryBrowning Theater & Annex, Ogden Union Station
9:00 AM to 9:00 PMFood, Art and Culture Vendor ZoneOgden Union Station and Historic 25th Street


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