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Historical Society
Annual Conventions

Since its inception in 1989 the Historical Society has hosted a yearly convention to conduct our business, promote the sharing of knowledge and to explore and enjoy the ET&WNC Railroad area. The convention is usually held in June in the ET&WNC area and for the last few years has been headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee. The convention has also been located in Boone and Banner Elk, NC in past years. Photos and activities from many of the early conventions can be found here.

The 31st Annual Convention of the Historical Society was held May 31-June 2, 2019 at the beautiful Carnegie Hotel in downtown Johnson City. This year's program featured storytelling by Ken Riddle and Joanie Allison, our guest speakers at the Society Business Meeting. A presentation by Johnny Graybeal of the 100 Year Anniversary of Train Service to Boone and the annual train rides at Tweetsie Railroad and at Doe River Gorge rounded out the group's weekend activities.


Upcoming Conventions

Our 32nd Annual Convention will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-31, 2020 in Johnson City at the Carnegie Hotel. Check the latest newsletter to see the activities planned for the 2020 Convention. Make your plans now to attend!

Contact our newly elected Vice President Curtis Brookshire for more information about future Society conventions.

The ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
PO Box 70697
Johnson City, TN 37614