Beginning in 1854, charitable institutions in New York City began sending orphans on trains to the west to find new families, feeling that the children would fare better out west than on the streets of New York. Orphan trains arrived in Kanas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000 – 6000 children were placed in Kansas Homes.
Our speaker will be Marilyn Holt of Abilene, Kansas. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and has been the director of publications for the Kansas Historical Society. She has also been a consultant for PBS documentaries. This event is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, the Meade Library Foundation and the Meade Friends of the Library.
Potato Salad or Cole Slaw
Iced Tea & Coffee
The banquet will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 6:30 pm at the Meade High School Commons Area. Heart & Home Catering will be preparing and serving the meal. Tickets are: $13/each for adults and $11/each for chldren age six and under (age 2 and under is free).
Scenes from the Evening