Discover the Golden State history of the overland route that
connected coast to coast in a new exhibit celebrating the 150th
anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad’s completion
on May 10, 1869.
Organized by the California Historical Society and LA Plaza de
Cultura y Artes, this traveling exhibit documents the history of
Southern California murals from the Chicana/o Movement that were
censored, whitewashed, neglected and destroyed.
From former Secretary of State March Fong Eu and
activist Dolores Huerta to astronaut Sally Ride and
photographer Dorothea Lange, this exhibit features the stories of
more than 200 of the state’s ground-breaking
women, presented in partnership with California State Parks.
Initially developed under the direction of a Native Advisory
Council in 2011, this exhibit presenting the histories and
legacies of over 100 California’s tribes in their own voice and
was updated for 2017.