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Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains Virtual Show

January 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Michael Keene, local history author premieres his virtual show entitled, Abandoned: The Untold Story of
the Orphan Trains on Monday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to noon followed by
a Q&A. Those interested must register
in advance through the library. Contact
nlane@rcls.org for the confirmation
email containing the YouTube link to
the show.
The show will explore the end of
the Civil War, when an estimated
30,000 homeless and orphaned children roamed the streets of New York
City. In response to this crisis, the age
of orphan asylums began, culminating
in one of the most improbable and audacious episodes in American history.
Called the Orphan Train Movement, it
endeavored to save these children lost
to the streets by heroes who fought for
their liberation.
Info: gardinerlibrary.org


January 31, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Gardiner Library
Gardiner, NY United States + Google Map