Join Kathy in exploring fascinating topics from America’s past, learning the WHY of what happened and how it changed our path, along with juicy details usually left out of textbooks. Popular speaker, Kathy Simmer, was a teacher, a curriculum consultant, and licensed librarian. She now does historical research and enjoys sharing it with others.
History: Hoping For a Home: the Orphan Trains - Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 children were put on trains to remove them from the poverty and debauchery of the city streets in the east and place them with morally upright farm families in the Midwest. The children were put on display and chosen by those willing to take them. The results were sometimes great and sometimes horrible. Come learn about the process and the stories of the children who went through it, hoping for a home.
Monday, April 24
District Education Center, Room 103
Call 651-407-2018 to register