ORPHAN TRAIN BOOK TALK WITH CLARK KIDDER

We will host Clark Kidder at the Albion Town Hall, 624 Albion Road, Edgerton, WI, on Saturday, September 24, from 2 pm – 4 pm.  Bring the whole family to hear about Clark’s grandmother who was one of about 200,000 children removed from large Eastern cities and settled with new families in the Midwest.  The Orphan Trains transported these children from 1854 to 1930!

Mr. Kidder has written  books and co-produced a film about the Orphan Trains.  He recently received the 2015 Upper Midwest Emmy Award at Concordia KS at the National Orphan Train Complex for his film “West by Orphan Train.”  He has also written a   6-volume study of Rural Schools in Rock County and is currently working on Rural Schools in Dane County with the Albion Township section to debut at our meeting!.

Join us for the talk, question and answer session and refreshments.News announcement – August 2016, http://www.orphantraindepot.org

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Edgerton, WI - Albion Academy founded in 1854 with 2 buildings and a 3rd building added in 1868. First co-educational academy in WI, allowing boys and girls to learn and recite together in the same classroom. Kumlien Hall, opened in 1969, is a 2-story replica of South Hall. This education followed the one-room country school, e.g. Sheepskin School. The school house was moved from State 59 west of Edgerton to the Albion campus in January, 1960.
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