"We are excited about the announcement that Salem has been selected to host the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society's 2017 annual convention," said Cecil J. Smith, volunteer stationmaster at The Depot railroad museum which houses the Society's world headquarters.
Convention chairman Ron Simunic made the site selection official shortly before Christmas. The dates are September 29 and 30, and October 1.
Simunic said the convention headquarters will be at The Depot. The hotel of choice is the new Cobblestone Hotel and Suites on East Hackberry Street.
Smith said The Depot staff, realizing that Salem is one of the smallest venues to host a Monon Society convention, "will work with enthusiasm to ensure a memorable event for those attending."
Additional information is available on the Monon Society's website -- Monon.org.