Former orphans’ oral histories reveal poignant lessons

Former orphans’ oral histories reveal poignant lessons

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At one point during its existence, the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children in Owatonna housed 500 children. An award-winning 2002 documentary conveyed their candid and often sad stories in their own words. Now a new digitization project will make the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum’s oral history collection available to everyone. Don Lee reports.