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Historical society to learn about orphan train

Marcia Sebree, president of Peabody Historical Society, will present a program, “Orphan Trains to Marion County in 1911,” at Marion County Historical Society’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 10 in the Santa Fe Room at Marion City Library.

In that year, two trains from the Children’s Aid Society in New York City came to the county and left 15 children in Marion and 15 in Peabody.

During her free, public presentation, Sebree will share how this was arranged, why the children came here, and what happened to them after they arrived.

Society memberships will be available at $15 per person, $20 per couple, and $25 per historical institution.

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