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  • A Historic Ride on the Orphan Trains--Online Version

    If you enjoy learning about historical events, this class is for you! Dorothy A. Lund Nelson will guide you through a part of American history when many children were “placed out” into homes across our country. Over a period of 75 years, over 250,000 children traveled by train to find new parents and families. Attend and learn why the children traveled, what conditions they left behind, and who assisted them in finding a new family. Through a presentation, videos, and many Orphan Train Riders’ stories, you will find that you'll want to learn more! Our online classes will be using the platform Zoom. The link for your Zoom class, along with a password, will be sent to you in the Registration Reminder 2 days prior to the class start, as well as any handouts for the class. Zoom is free and makes attending the online classes easy. Even if you don’t have a smart device, you can attend with a phone. Resources for you to prepare for you Zoom Class can be found by reading this PDF and visiting the "Getting Started" Zoom Tutorials page.