Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail
The labor force that built the first transcontinental railroad reflected the colorful diversity of the American West in the 1860s. This exhibition portrays that dynamic era, in part, through the display of wardrobes worn by Anson Mount, Common, and Colm Meany in the AMC series Hell on Wheels, 2011-2016. The complete wardrobes depict legions of railroad workers including Chinese, Irish, Mormon, and former enslaved individuals. This exhibition makes a poignant statement about the diverse cultures present in the American West. This exhibition is organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.