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Sunday, Sept., 18, 2016, 2 p.m.
At the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL  60025.  
In this presentation, Mr. Kidder brings to light his expertise and family connection to the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother – the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train. He will read from his new book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider as he shows numerous historical and family photos in a PowerPoint presentation.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m.
At Rock Valley College Center for Learning in Retirement
Mr. Kidder will screen his Emmy-Award winning film West by Orphan Train. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother – the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train. The film also features interviews with two surviving orphan train riders. Contact Tammy Lewis at Rock Valley College to register at 815.921.3933.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
At the Cherry Valley Public Library, 755 E. State St., Cherry Valley, IL 61016.
In this presentation, Mr. Kidder brings to light his expertise and family connection to the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother – the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train. He will read from his new book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider as he shows numerous historical and family photos in a PowerPoint presentation.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7 p.m.
At the Deerfield Public Library, 920 N. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL  60015.
In this presentation, Mr. Kidder brings to light his expertise and family connection to the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother – the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train. He will read from his new book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider as he shows numerous historical and family photos in a PowerPoint presentation.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 2 p.m.
At the Town and Country Public Library District, 320 E. North St., Elburn, IL 60119.
In this presentation, Mr. Kidder brings to light his expertise and family connection to the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother – the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train. He will read from his new book, Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider as he shows numerous historical and family photos in a PowerPoint presentation.