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Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture is April 13

SLAYTON -- Anita Talsma Gaul and Janet Timmerman will co-present the April 13 Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture on the Avoca Native American girl's school, which operated from 1883 through 1889 under the auspices of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.

SLAYTON - Anita Talsma Gaul and Janet Timmerman will co-present the April 13 Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture on the Avoca Native American girl’s school, which operated from 1883 through 1889 under the auspices of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.

Their talk, entitled “We Remain Your Grateful Children,” begins at noon at the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds, Slayton.
In 1883, Avoca became home to a boarding school for native girls and as many as 50 children attended. Some were from reservations in the Dakotas, some from Minnesota reservations, and some were metis, but all were far away from home and under the care of the Catholic nuns who ran the school.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your lunch. The Historical Society provides coffee and tea. There is a small fee, and members of the Murray County Historical Society attend for free. For more information, contact jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us or call (507) 836- 6533.

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