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The Orphan Train to Destiny – Members only virtual program
October 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a Zoom presentation. Members will receive at link to “attend” the meeting.
Presenter: Tom Riley
In this PowerPoint presentation, Tom Riley will describe the slow disintegration of a family as a result of the Famine. In this true story, a family leaves Ireland only to have its various members experience death on a coffin ship, a factory fire, and being orphaned and abandoned. The Children’s Aid Society and the Orphan Train also figure in the story, and an orphaned seven-year-old grows up to hold a prestigious position.