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Presentation: Orphan Trains

  • Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing 33 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

The orphan trains moved over 200,000 homeless children from Five Points, NYC to the farms of Midwest farmers who fostered or adopted them.

Shelby County Reads is happy to sponsor storyteller and author Cleo Lampos to visit the Shelby County Public Library to talk about this part of American History. The presentation will be held on Wed., October 16 at 7pm in the Indiana Room (located inside the library's annex).

Cleo is a retired 30+ years educator from Illinois. She is the author of 11 books including books on the Orphan Trains, the Dust Bowl, adoption and education.

Free presentation/ No reservations are necessary to attend

The Genealogy and Local History Department is located in the library's annex, the Carnegie East Wing. This is next to the main library.

Event Contact: Donna Dennison (317-398-8144 or


Earlier Event: October 16
Harry Potter Party (Morristown)
Later Event: October 17
Preschool Pals Storytime