Milwaukee Road Convention: June 20-23 2019
We are working on two train trips and a bus trip. All meals will be included in the Convention Registration Fee if you stay at the Convention hotel. Those staying off site will have all meals except breakfast in their fee. Information will be posted as activities are confirmed.
Convention Activities will be listed below and updated in a timely fashion as we approach the June launch date, so stay tuned!
2019 MRHA CONVENTION
The Milwaukee Road Historical Association
invites its members, their guests, and former employees to attend the
2019 Annual Meeting and Convention - June 20-23
Online registration will be available beginning around March 7, 2019
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The 2019 MRHA Convention will be at the Envision Hotel in South St. Paul, Minnesota
To book rooms, block will be open and hotel registration will begin August 1, 2018. Mention you are with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association convention to receive the group rate. Hotel Registration Phone Number is 651-455-3600 - Select Option 2.
Do not try to book online or you will receive a SOLD OUT message!!
Women's Programs: To Be Announced
Remember, this day event is included in your full convention price. However, you must sign up for this tour on the convention form. Since we can only take 50 women, it will be first come, first served.
There will also be two evening presentations for the women on Thursday and Friday.
Model Contest: We will have an all-scales/Milwaukee modeling contest this year. Any item can be entered in any scale as long as it is a Milwaukee Road item. The models will be housed in the Company Store and all attendees may vote on what they consider the best model in the show. Bring as many entries as you'd like.
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019
1:00 Registration Lobby
12:00 Vendors/Displays Open
5:00 Light Dinner
7:00 Men's and Women's Programs
FRIDAY, June 21, 2019
6:00 Breakfast for those Registered at the Hotel
8:30 Leave for Tour and Train Trip
3:00 Return and Annual Auction
6:00 Happy Hour
7:00 Men's and Women's Programs*
SATURDAY, June 22, 2019
6:00 Breakfast for those Registered at the Hotel
8:00 Leave for 261 Trip
5:00 Light Meal
6:00 Annual Meeting
7:00 Banquet, Awards and Speaker*
SUNDAY, June 23, 2019
7:00 Breakfast for those Registered at the Hotel
OPEN HOUSE - MINNESOTA COMMERCIAL RAILWAY
*Denotes change in original scheduling*
CONVENTION POLICIES AND MISCELLANY
MRHA Convention Attendance Policy: Only current members of MRHA, their families and guests, former Milwaukee Road employees, and those presenting or assisting in the Convention are permitted to attend.
Display Tables: Any member or vendor is permitted a complimentary sales and/or display table. Anyone desiring more than one table will be required to pay a fee of $15 per additional table to the Emil Skok Restoration Fund. Tables are limited and a reservation MUST be made in order to obtain one or more tables.
Changes in Convention Activities or Programs: While MRHA is proud to present a diversified and interesting convention for its members, as detailed previously, forces beyond its control may cause cancellation or change in the activities or programs. Such cancellations or changes may be made without notice and do not constitute a breach of contract.
Refund Policy: MRHA will refund any canceled Convention fees (minus a 10% fee to cover fixed costs) if notified in writing or email by June 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date except in cases of proven emergency (serious Illness, death in the family, etc.).
CONVENTION FEES AND PACKAGES (PER PERSON)
CONVENTION PACKAGE EARLY* LATE**
1. Full Fare - The Entire Convention Package and All Activities $260 $285
(Includes breakfast for those staying at the Quality Inn & Suites)
2. Banquet Fare - The Banquet and Program Only $ 55 $ 60
3. Limited Superdome Seats Available only until April 1st $220
*Postmarked by June 1, 2019
**Postmarked between June 1 and June 10, 2019
Registrations may not be available after June 10, 2019
You will be able to register online (see the form below) or make checks payable to MRHA AFTER MARCH 1, 2019. Mail to:
Milwaukee Road Historical Association
P. O. BOX 307
Antioch, Illinois 60002-0307
Our Convention hotel is the Envision Hotel in South St. Paul. Reservation can be made by calling 651-455-3600 - select Option 2.. When making reservations, be sure to mention the Milwaukee Road Historical Association Convention to receive our special rate. Do not try to book on line as you will receive a SOLD OUT message.
Convention fees do not include the cost of your hotel room.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - 5653 Bishop Ave - Inver Grove Hgts - 1.7miles - Phone 651-450-1100
MICROTEL INN - 5681 Bishop Ave - Inver Grove Hgts - 1.75 miles - Phone 651-552-0555
AMERICINN - 5861 Blaine Ave - Inver Grove Hgts - 1.8 miles - Phone 651-450-7511
KEY INN - 1805 Wooddale Drive - Woodbury - 4.3 miles - Phone 651-738-7160
MOTEL 6 - 1739 Old Hudson Road - St. Paul - 4.5 miles - Phone 888-347-2319
COUNTRY iNN & SUITES - 6003 Hudson Road - Woodbury - 5.0 miles - Phone 651-739-7300
LIVINN HOTEL - 285 Century Ave N - Maplewood - 5.2 miles - Phone 651-738-1600
MICROTEL INN - 3000 Denmark Ave - Eagan - 6. miles - Phone 651-405-0988