Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider
Oliver Nordmark - Age 15 - Esbon KS

Saturday, January 23, 2010

BIG NEWS for the history of the ORPHAN TRAINS!

The NEW YORK TIMES this morning has a story in THE ARTS section that is sure to set the orphan train world abuzz! The Historical Society is going to open a Children's Museum that will focus on the stories of children - including the children who rode the ORPHAN TRAINS from NYC to parts West! This is amazing news for all of us who desperately want to see this forgotton piece of history brought back to life for generations to come! Read more here:


Word Designer said...

This is exciting news, indeed. I wish I lived close enough to join in the fun.

Word Designer

Hels said...

Yes indeed. It will be important for future generations to see a Children's Museum that will focus on the stories of Orphan Trains children in the USA. People can only remember their parents' stories and PERHAPS their grandparents' stories, but no further back.

“On Their Own - Britain’s Child Migrants” 2011 is a collaborative exhibition that came out of the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney and the National Museums Liverpool in the UK. I wish it was a permanent museum, as yours is.