Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Kimball branch of Great River Regional Library is offering a program called "An Orphan Train Journey" 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. All ages are invited to hear quiltmaker and author Ann Zemke present the story of her grandmother, Marjorie Peterson, an orphan train rider. From 1854 to 1929 an estimated 250,000 children were put on trains to find new homes. Peterson was indentured by a farming family at Bertha who met her at the station in 1906 with a team and sleigh. Her story is now told by Zemke, who not only wrote a book about her grandmother, "They Named Me Marjorie," but also created a special quilt she uses to help tell the tale.
This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.
Kimball Library Open Hours
Monday 3-6, Wednesday 10-1, 3-6, Thursday 10-1, 3-8, Saturday 9-12