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Lucy's Girls: Lucy Orme Morgan and the Girl's Industrial Home

Tuesday, August 20
Starts at 6:30 PM

El Paso District Library
149 W 1st Street, El Paso, IL 61738

Lucy's Girls: Lucy Orme Morgan and the Girl's Industrial Home

Join Candace Summers, Director of Education for a free, public program exploring Lucy Orme Morgan and Girl’s Industrial Home in Bloomington. The program will be at the El Paso District Library on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. 

Lucy Orme Morgan was a woman who was passionate about social welfare and was active in numerous philanthropic activities throughout her
lifetime. However, her passion (and what would become the most distinguishable effort in her life) was the Girl’s Industrial Home. Founded in 1889, the Girl’s Industrial Home was a place for dependent children who were neglected or had no one to care for them. It was an institution where girls would be taught useful things to prepare them for a life of independence when they were of age. To Lucy, it was her “hobby” to make it “a home and keep it as far as possible from being an institution.” For more than 30 years, the Home flourished under her watchful eye. And because of her service to that institution, the board
of the Home honored that service by renaming it as “The Lucy Orme Morgan Home” in 1929.