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Donna Nordmark Aviles

Donna is the granddaughter of rider Oliver Nordmark and the author of two award winning books, Fly Little Bird, Fly! and Beyond the Orphan Train.   A member of the Delaware Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau, she is a frequent speaker at schools, retirement communities, and community organizations including genealogical societies, libraries, book clubs, etc.  Her one hour interactive presentation includes a history of the Orphan Train Movement as well as audio recordings of Oliver Nordmark talking about his experiences and adventures.  The presentation is tailored to the age of the audience and a book signing is offered at the conclusion of the talk if desired.  Ideally, the equipment for a PowerPoint presentation should be available (projector/screen & microphone) however it is not required.  Ms. Aviles can be hired independently or through the DHF.