Sesquicentennial committee to host ‘A Day with Tweetsie Trains’ events

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Johnson City will kick off its yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of its founding by focusing on railroad history.  

Citizens will have two chances to enjoy “A Day with Tweetsie Trains” through a museum exhibit and film presentation on Jan. 12 and 19.  

The event will focus specifically on the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina (ET&WNC) Railroad, known popularly as the Tweetsie.  

City officials say the events will be held at the George L. Carter Railroad Museum on the East Tennessee State University campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission.  

At 1 p.m. historic films about the Tweetsie will be presented at the Memorial Park Community Center.  

For more information about the yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.jctn150.comor follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook.

Cancelations due to inclement weather will be posted on these sites. 

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