Albertson Memorial Library and the Albany Historical Society are pleased to jointly host Wisconsin author Clark Kidder, on October 21st from 7-8 pm at the library, for his presentation about orphan trains.
Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 250,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, of Milton, who was brought to Wisconsin in 1909 as one of these orphan children. He reads from his new book, Emily's Story - The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider. Kidder also shows pictures from the book in a PowerPoint presentation.
The presentation is held at the regular meeting time of the Albany Historical Society, but is open to everyone. No registration required.