Lunch and a Bite of History: Orphan Trains

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Lunch and a Bite of History: Orphan Trains

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Orphan Trains  by Guest Speaker Jan DeLeo will be the second installment of the 2024 Lunch & A Bite of History series. This is a FREE program located in the BCHS Museum Annex. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Between 1854 and 1929, Orphan Trains ran from the east coast of the United States to the west coast making stops throughout the Midwest. These stops were to drop off orphans in rural areas with the hopes that they could receive new opportunities outside of the major cities. Sid and Jan DeLeo will speak on there personal experience with Orphan Trains, and how difficult it can be to track down relatives of those who were dropped off.

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June 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Brown County Historical Society


BCHS Museum Annex
12 N Broadway
New Ulm,
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