Hoboing: A vanishing American folk tradition | Featuring Bill and Rick Kohler

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June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Featuring Bill and Rick Kohler

Join Nevada State Railroad Museum volunteers, Bill and Rick Kohler, to learn about the rich history of “hobos,” or train hoppers. Hobos emerged in the 1800s as migrant workers, and the tradition continued to thrive throughout the Great Depression as both men and women took to the rails in search of work.

Though the hobo is no longer a common sight on today’s railroads, the tradition provides a window into the truly resilient and free-spirited nature of American railroading. Through historical photos and stories, the Kohlers will explore the reality and legends of these nomadic travelers and their unique mode of transportation.

Price: $8

FREE for museum members

Venue: Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City

2180 S Carson St

Carson City, NV 89701




Cost: $8