Upcoming Events
Save the Date for Orphan Train Talk
in Assumption, IL

Thursday, October 30th at 7pm the Assumption Historical Society guest speaker, Tammy Wilson of North Carolina.  
Tammy will give an engaging talk  at the Assumption Bromwell Lodge
sharing her research on the Orphan Train phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

During this time, over 150,000 homeless New York City children were transported
to new homes across the USA and Canada via trains.

Tammy's maternal great-grandmother was one of them.
Originally from Shelbyville,Tammy's mother Enid McKinley McElroy was Opal Potter's sister.

To accommodate this talk, our regular October Historical Society meeting will be held that same evening
at the Bromwell Lodge at 6:30pm before the 7pm talk. This special program is free and open to the public. 





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