Orphan Train Riders of America

Event Type: History/Genealogy (900)
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/16/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Learn the history of this 75 year "social experiment" - now recognized as our country's first foster care system - which transported an estimated 250,000 homeless children from the streets of New York City to farming communities of the Midwest in search of stable homes.

Audiences will listen to the first person account of orphan train rider Oliver Nordmark as he recalls his experience of traveling with his brother from their New York orphanage to the small town of Bern, Kansas.

The presentation concludes with a discussion of the importance of journaling one's own story as a means of preserving social history. Signed copies of the authors books are available for purchase at every presentation.
Library: Wilmington Library
Location: P.S. duPont Meeting Room
Contact: Iliana Burgos
Contact Number: 302-571-7400ext2404
Presenter: Donna Aviles
Status: Closed

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