By Tim Kowols
Awarding the organization’s volunteer of the year and looking back at the orphan train of the early 1900s highlight this year’s Kewaunee County Historical Society annual meeting. Guest speaker Don Youniss will reflect on the program that saw trains drop off homeless and abandoned children in communities like Green Bay looking for a home. Kewaunee County Historical Society Treasurer Arletta Bertrand says stories of the orphan train carries with it a local connection.
Attendees of Saturday’s annual meeting will also get a chance to meet the Kewaunee Historical Society’s board of directors and learn about its future plans. The free event includes a light lunch and refreshments beginning at 1 p.m. at the organization’s building in Kewaunee.