Orphan Train to Oshkosh

Don Potter will present his grandfather's life story after arriving in Oshkosh on an orphan train.  After inheriting his grandfather's diaries, Don Potter began researching his grandfather's life.  Alfred E. Potter began his life in New York, and arrived in Oshkosh in 1894 on an orphan train.   A.E. would become a prominent businessman from 1911 until his death in 1957.   His name will be familiar to many as co-owner of Mueller-Potter Drug Co.  Don will talk about his grandfather, the orphan train movement, and researching a relative's life long after his death.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

Author Spotlight : Janet Church

Oshkosh Author Janet Church (writing as J.S. McCormick) will talk about her novel, Trojan Horses, a fictionalized account of her real-life experience rescuing horses and dogs from slaughterhouses and dog fighting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Lower level meeting room.

Church is an animal activist with interests in consumer safety issues, holistic medicine and public speaking. She is a member of Oshkosh Area Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, Wisconsin Sisters in Crime and Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:30pm


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