Course detail: Making Tracks: American Railroads Then and Now

We'll explore the economic, political, and cultural impact of U.S. railroad corporations, passenger, and freight trains, as well as workers who built, ran and maintained them. Focusing on years from the Civil War to the present, the class emphasizes not only the Union Pacific-Central Pacific transcontinental route, but also lines in Kansas and Kansas City like the Santa Fe and the Rock Island.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Carl Graves, Ph.D., holds a master's degree in U.S. history from KU and a doctorate from Harvard. He taught at the university and community college levels, and at Kansas City's Pembroke Hill School.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24318F

Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 06/04/24 and ending on 06/18/24
Only 14 days left to register!
Times: 02:00pm-04:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. This class will meet at Eudora Community Museum, 720 Main St., Eudora, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.


Name Additional Resources
Carl Graves

Facility Detail

Eudora Community Museum In Person
720 Main St.
Eudora, KS 66025

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.