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Oct
18
Thu
Remembering the Orphans @ Van Meter Public Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This presentation will summarize the historical era known as the Orphan Train Movement that took place in the US, dating 1854-1929.  Speaker Lori Vicker is a retired reading specialist, who has taught in Van Meter and who travels the state sharing her interest and enthusiasm for this little known and forgotten era of history.  A bibliography will be provided to highlight popular non-fiction and historical fiction for your reading interest.

Lori’s interest in this topic began while teaching Children’s and Adolescent Literature for Viterbo University when she met Mary McClain, an orphan train rider decedent who shared her mother’s experience with teachers in Lori’s classes.  Lori’s display includes vintage children’s clothing similar to what might have been worn while traveling westward.  She has frequently visited the National Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, Kansas where she has acquired many books and artifacts.

Time will be allotted for your questions.

 

 

 

 

Nov
21
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
19
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
16
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
20
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
20
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
17
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
15
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
19
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
17
Wed
Library Board of Trustees meeting @ Van Meter Public Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm