2016 Heritage Grants Awards Announced

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced fourteen recipients of its annual NRHS Heritage Grants Program. The 2016 grants total $35,000 and are awarded to organizations such as historical societies, museums, and NRHS Chapters.

This year’s grants were awarded to the following recipients:

$1,500 to the Thompson Historical Society, Inc. in Thompson, CT for archival supplies to be used to preserve and make available to the public 6000 photographs and 2000 artifacts which comprise the Frank Ramsdell Railroad Collection, a collection which spans the period from 1830 to 1954.

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RailCamp
The NRHS's annual RailCamp program offers a unique opportunity to high school students providing hands-on training in one of America's oldest and most important industries. During the one-week program campers will learn about railroad history, preservation, maintenance, operations and experience firsthand how to couple rail cars together, to inspect equipment and help to maintain steam and diesel locomotives.

2017 Member Discounts List

The 2017 Discount List is not yet available, but will be coming in the Spring. The list features discounts at rail attractions around the United States. If you are not a member, hop on board by joining the NRHS now to take advantage of these exciting member benefits.

Join The NRHS in Nashville in 2017!

The NRHS 2017 Convention will be held in Nashville, TN. The dates are Tuesday, June 20th through Saturday, June 24th.

New: on-line registration and registration materials are now available.

The Nashville Airport Hotel will be the convention headquarters. The hotel room rate is $129 plus taxes per night for a single or a double room. Attendees must make their reservations by May 21, 2017 and mention you are with the NRHS to get this room rate. This special rate is good for two days prior and two days following the convention.

The phone number for hotel reservations is 844-886-4136. Guests should reference the Nashville Airport Hotel and the National Railway Historical Society, or NRHS, or HistSoc. This is through the hotel directly. Guests may get a voicemail (especially if calling in the evening). A reservationist will get back with them, but it may be the next day.

The number to call for the airport shuttle is 615-883-9770.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville in 2017!

March 17, 2017 update: Event 2301, Heritage Tour - Hermitage Museum and General Jackson Lunch Cruise. We have added capacity, so the tour is again available on the on-line registration site.

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