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Riders on the Orphan Train-CR-7p

Event Type: Library Program
Age Group(s): All
Date: 1/31/2015
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
  Novelist and Humanities Scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster have combined audio visual elements, historical fiction and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Train movement, a largely-unknown chapter in American history, to public awareness. The one-and-a-half-hour multi-media presentation, Riders on the Orphan Train, tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away.

Location: Si Birch Community Room