We looked long and hard, but were unable to secure a location with both lodging and meeting space within a reasonable distance of our subject matter. That said, we are splitting between sites.
Our meeting host will be the Bricktown Museum at 300 West Small Street, Mount Union PA 17066.
For decades, three big plants in Mount Union manufactured refractory brick, also known as firebrick, for lining kilns and furnaces. Hence the name “Bricktown.” Several years ago the Bricktown Model Railroaders Association began renovating a spacious former rail-served warehouse to serve as its new home. Since then additional historical displays have been added. They have plenty of space for us and have a large (already operational) HO scale model railroad depicting the Pennsylvania Railroad main line and the East Broad Top Railroad.
For "year one" of the CPS-RPM, we are not reserving a block of rooms. In fact, there is no hotel within the town of Mount Union. The best bet is about 12 miles away at Huntingdon. With no preference, we are suggesting:
Comfort Inn -- 100 S 4th St, Huntingdon, PA 16652. As of December 2022 they are showing a room rate of $89.
Fairfield Inn and Suites -- 9970 Shaner Blvd, Huntingdon, PA 16652. As of December 2022 they are showing a room rate of $134.
You might also check out airbnb.com and vrbo.com.