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The Orphan Train in McLean County
Local resident, Rochelle Gridley, will present her research on behalf of the McLean County Museum of History in a talk entitled, “The Orphan Train in McLean County” at 4:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Circus Room in the Bone Student Center. The legendary orphan trains had a little known connection to McLean County that went beyond mere visits by the orphan train. For nineteen years Normal, Illinois was the hub for a network of social workers deployed throughout Illinois that stretched back to New York City. This presentation explores the work of the New York Juvenile Asylum and its work in McLean County.
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday October 19 in the Circus Room in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend.
Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.