October 12: The Orphan Train Movement (Online Event)

A train has pulled into the station. A large group of people crowd around the train as passengers deboard.

The Orphan Train Movement
presented by Kaily Carson
Tueday, October 12, 2021 – 7 p.m.



Between 1854 and 1929, 250,000 children migrated from the East Coast to the West and Midwest on orphan trains. Learn how and why the orphan train system developed, how it worked, and hear the stories of orphan train riders to Franklin County.

This free online program is presented by Kaily Carson, curator at the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, Kansas.

Image: An orphan train arrives in Blue Rapids, Kansas. Photo courtesy of the National Orphan Train Complex.

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