Bring your sack lunch to the Marshall County Museum this Friday, March 14 from 12-1 for the next Brown Bag Lunch event. Karin Hight Rettinger, museum research specialist, will talk about the “little wanderers” that rode an orphan train in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s from the East Coast making a stop in Plymouth. Each child placed in a Marshall County home resulted in a unique outcome, some finding loving homes, while others were treated like hired help on the farm. Find out more about the fascinating story of this historical event that occurred in our community.
Karin has been researching genealogy and local history for nearly 40 years. Married with 3 children and 2 granddaughters, she lives with her husband, Hugh, on the family farm near Bourbon. She confesses to an addiction to genealogy and Ancestry.com. Although she has no family ties to the Orphan Train, she found the subject intriguing.
Enjoy hearing the interesting information she discovered about local ties to the historic Orphan Train at a Brown Bag Lunch on Friday, March 14 in the museum Conference Room. Her presentation is entitled, “Little Wanderers: Railroad ‘Ties’ to Marshall County.” This program is a kick-off to One Book-One Community’s choice of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Other upcoming events relating to the Orphan Train are scheduled in Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver and Plymouth.