Explore the Past @ KDL

Mark your calendar for these free fall programs at various KDL branches:


The Orphan Train in Michigan

Nearly 12,500 children from New York City and Boston areas, riding aboard the Orphan Train, were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927. Father-son team Al and David Eicher, research historians and television producers whose family has ties to the orphan train, have researched and documented those events and will present the program, to be held at the Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash SE.
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 PMEnglehardt branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library and the Lowell Area Historical Museum


Adventures into Michigan’s Past

Larry B. Massie, bestselling author, historian and dynamic storyteller, takes his audience on a pilgrimage into our beloved state’s past.
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 AMKrause Memorial branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library, the Rockford Area Historical Society, Bishop Hills Elder Care Community and Meijer


The Stories of Your Life

Personal historian Deb Moore will focus on how to make you and your ancestors unforgettable by adding the stories behind the names and dates on your family tree. Tips and techniques will help you get started preserving the stories of five or more generations of your family.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PMEnglehardt branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library


Introduction to Genealogy
An introduction to basic tools for tracing your family’s history and concepts for the beginner. Presented by Susan Rabick of the West Michigan Genealogical Society.
Monday, October 22, 6:30 PMKrause Memorial branch

 

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Morgan J.

Morgan J. is a KDL communications assistant. She spends summers as a “hood ornament” of sorts while her husband captains their old, cedar-sided pontoon down the Flat River. In the wintertime she counts the days until she’ll have her toes in the water again.



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