Description: The Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, Inc. founded in 1986 in Springdale, AR preserves the history of the orphan train era. The National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, KS is a museum and research center dedicated to the Orphan Train Movement, the various institutions that participated, and the children and agents who rode the trains. The museum is located at the restored Union ...
Description: ORPHAN TRAIN was a mix of favorite childhood books of mine such as ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, HEIDI, and UNDERSTOOD BETSY, and Ms. Kline used the L.M. Montgomery Anne book in her story. Niamh (pronounced Neev) was an Irish immigrant girl sent on an orphan train from New York City to Minnesota in the late 1920s.
Description: "Orphan Train" is a book set in both the present day and the late 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Vivian traveled from NYC to Minnesota as a young girl on one of the infamous "orphan trains" that was used to get orphans out of the cities into the country where they might have a better opportunity to find families and to be able to make a good life.
Description: Directed by William A. Graham. With Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson, Linda Manz, Graham Fletcher-Cook. In 1854, there were living on the streets of New York City over 10,000 abandoned orphaned children. Out of this desperate situation was born the orphan Train. This is a fictionalized account, based on actual events.
Description: Not all orphan train riders went to an unknown destination: Some had been pre-placed already and rode the train to a pre-designated home. A group outside of the Children's Aid Society's central ...
Description: Orphan Train wrecked my heart and made me glad to be literate.” – Monica Wood, New England bestselling author of When We Were the Kennedys “In this poignant novel Christina Baker Kline weaves a tapestry of the intertwining lives of two women and affirms our hope that the present can redeem the past and that love has a genuine power to heal.
Description: National Orphan Train Complex 300 Washington St. P.O. Box 322 Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: 785.243.4471 email: [email protected] HOURS: 10 am to Noon, and 1 to 4 pm
Description: An ambitious and controversial social experiment that is now recognized as the beginning of the foster care system in the United States, the Orphan Train Movement placed more than 120,000 orphaned children with families across the country between 1853 and the early 1900s.
Description: Directed by Jerry London. With Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Erika Flores. When Rev. Johnson sponsors an orphan train in Colorado Springs, he finds placing the children in suitable homes may be harder then he anticipated.
Description: Orphan Train: The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek ...
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