Convention

The 2021 National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from August 23 thru August 28.

Online and Mail-in Registration for convention events is now closed.

A very limited number of tickets will be available for sale in the registration room when the convention opens on August 23rd. There are four tickets available for events 2410/2420/2430, Green Bay Museum, lunch included. There is one ticket available for event 2510, East Troy Museum Coach trains, meal not included. There are four tickets available for event 2610, Illinois Railway Museum Event. There is one ticket available for events 2555/2565/2575, Banquet. There are four tickets available for events 2710/2720, Christopher Farm & Gardens Tour, lunch included. There are six tickets available for events 2810/2820/2830, Metra Commuter Special Excursion, lunch included.

The Convention Booklet is available for download. Please click on the link to access the file:

2021 Convention Booklet, version 6. This will open a new window. You will have the option to print or download the file.

The host hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203. The telephone number to use for our event is: 1-414-273-2950.

The NRHS room rate has expired and is no longer available. Regular room rates are now in effect. There are a very limited number of ADA Accessible rooms available.

The link to the reservation web page for the hotel is:

Link to the NRHS reservation page for the DoubleTree Hotel. It will open in a new window.

The hotel is located in downtown Milwaukee and is just three blocks away from the Amtrak station. It is also a ten-minute drive from the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Please note, there is no hotel shuttle.

We are pleased to offer you a very special “behind the scenes” tour at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, as part of the Tuesday, August 24 event at the 2021 NRHS Convention.

A description of this tour is:

“What happens before you see a museum exhibit? Where does the information come from? How are exhibited objects restored and prepared? You may have explored the public spaces of a railroad museum, but now it’s time to join the staff for a look behind the scenes. In this one-hour program, we’ll go beyond the public portion of the National Railroad Museum and look into the spaces where the railroad stories come from. Come along as we visit the archives, object storage area, and shop to learn what happens before you see an exhibit.”

  • This program will involve considerable walking, climbing stairs, travel over uneven, unpaved surfaces, and entering a working shop area.
  • Masks covering nose and mouth are required in all indoor spaces.
  • Open-toe shoes may not be worn on this tour.
  • Hand-bags, purses, back-packs, camera bags or any other type of bag or carrying device are not permitted in the Museum’s archives or object storage area. A secure place will be provided for their storage during the tour.
  • Camera are permitted on the tour.

Tours will be given at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. There are 15 spaces available on each tour tour, which will be sold for $20 on a first-come-first-served basis in the registration room.

The NRHS News will have updates on the 2021 Convention when information becomes available.

Thank you for your continued support of the NRHS.

NRHS Convention Committee