Riding the Orphan Train

Sunday, June 30 @ 1 pm. Lunch and program by One’s Company – Pippa White

The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program operating from 1854 to 1929.  It’s purpose was to transport orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. About 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, abused, or homeless children were relocated during this time. This program ended in the 1920’s with the beginning of organized foster care in America. The Orphan Train went through Blair, NE and this dramatization will tell the story from the perspective of a child that came through Blair.

Location: The Train Depot at Lions Park

Tickets are $25 (museum members $20) – includes lunch and program. Reserve your tickets by June 19, space is limited.

Program sponsored in part by the Nebraska Arts Council

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