Author Topic: TRAINS Magazine News Wire July 24 (Salem, Ind.)  (Read 924 times)

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TRAINS Magazine News Wire July 24 (Salem, Ind.)
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:05:59 PM »
Depot museum addition opens to house Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society  ( http://www.salemdepot.com/ )

 Published: July 24, 2013

SALEM, Ind. – The John Hay Center’s Depot Railroad Museum in Salem has opened a 3,000-square-foot addition. The addition will provide the museum with a meeting and display room on the main floor, and a 1500-square-foot room on the basement level is now the headquarters and archives of the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society.

“We’re very excited to have the additional meeting and display area,” Cecil J. Smith, the volunteer stationmaster, says. Smith notes “sharing the building with the Monon Railroad Historical Society is an added asset for our museum and provides the Monon group with an excellent facility for the storage and research of its archives.”
 
Prior to moving to Salem, the Monon Society was headquartered at Linden, north of Crawfordsville. Termination of the Society’s lease with the Linden-Madison Township Historical Society resulted in the need to move.
 
The addition was built with a grant from the Paul Ogle Foundation, plus more than $60,000 from Monon society and Washington County Historical Society members and individuals and businesses in the area.
 
High school students from Salem and Eastern high schools constructed the depot, a replica of the Monon Railroad station that served Salem, in 1999 and 2000. They were members of a building trades class at Prosser School of Technology at New Albany.
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Re: TRAINS Magazine News Wire July 24 (Salem, Ind.)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 05:43:05 PM »
thats pretty nice. im glad history can find a way to be preserved these days.
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Re: TRAINS Magazine News Wire July 24 (Salem, Ind.)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 10:42:17 PM »
The website address for the Monon RR Historical Society is http://www.monon.org/
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