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Remembering the Children: The Orphan Train Movement

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/6/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Lori Vicker of Spirit Lake, Iowa presents an engaging talk on the Orphan Train Movement (c. 1854-1929), a resettlement program for poor and orphaned children living in New York City meant to deter them from a life of crime and poverty. The speaker is a retired reading specialist who travels the Midwest sharing her interest and enthusiasm for this little-known era of history.
Library: Downtown Library
Location: Whipple Auditorium
Other Information:
 The talk features a vintage clothing display as well as a bibliography handout that highlights popular related non-fiction and historical fiction.
Contact: Heidi Hartke
Contact Number: 319.261.READ
Presenter: Lori Vicker