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Sand Lake Historical Society

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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  • Tuesday, February 14: we will be introduced to Nancy Payne, an author and engaging historical story teller. Adults and children 10 and older are invited to hear a remarkable story. Her topic will be the history of orphan trains, a little-known phenomenon that occurred from 1854-1929. The orphan trains were begun when the Children's Aid Society was overwhelmed by the 30,000 abandoned children living on the streets in NYC.  Initially, the children arrived in Albany on boats, where they boarded trains heading west. The goal was to move these children to a new life and a home! Come and Hear Nancy's story!
  • Sunday, March 12 (note special day and time): join us at Old Daley on Crooked Lake for afternoon tea and a “fireside chat” with local Pulitzer Prize author William Kennedy beginning at 3:00 p.m. (Dinner will be available for those interested from 4:30 on that Sunday.) More to follow; watch The Advertiser, this web site and our Facebook page, and your mailboxes (postal or e-mail) for further information soon!
Sand Lake Town Hall

Unless otherwise indicated , meetings are at 7:30 p.m., at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153. Map / Directions

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