Please join us this Saturday, March 16th, as John Murray of Rhodes College will be in town to discuss his new book, The Charleston Orphan House: Children’s Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America (University of Chicago Press, 2013). To quote from the concise description on the book’s dust jacket, Dr. Murray’s book “tells the story of the Charleston Orphan House for the first time through the words of those who lived there or had family members who did. Through their letters and petitions, the book follows the families from the events and decisions that led them to the Charleston Orphan House through the children’s time spent there to, in a few cases, their later adult lives. What these accounts reveal are families struggling to maintain ties after catastrophic loss and to preserve bonds with children who no longer lived under their roofs.”
Date: March 16th 2013 at 1 p.m.
Place: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor Classroom
For more information, please contact Nic Butler at 843-805-6968, or at butlern[at]ccpl.org.