February 9 - March 1, 2020
In a time when the spirit of expansion was sweeping across a growing nation, few men found themselves equipped with the necessary resources to envision and build a railroad empire. Captains of industry Jay Gould, Collis Huntington, and Cornelius Vanderbilt did, however, and each of them, in their own time, carved out a legendary place in history. Celebrated and sometimes vilified for bringing industrial progress to new territory, the 35th annual Whitehall Lecture Series will present the fascinating histories of American railroad empires and the powerful industry pioneers who built them.
When possible, each lecture will be followed by a book signing with the author. Visit the Museum Store for a wide selection of books related to the Whitehall Lecture Series.
Website visitors can watch the lectures via a Livestream broadcast. There is no charge to watch the Livestream lectures. Scroll down to the lecture descriptions below to find the link to the corresponding Livestream broadcast.