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The Orphan Train in Michigan

Presented by Al and David Eicher, Historians. Come ride with us on the "Baby Train" across the state traveling the route of Michigan Central. From a period starting in 1854 to 1927 approximately 12,500 orphans were placed in Michigan, many coming from the New York Children's Aid Society. The Eichers will present the early formation of the Orphan Train, the collecting of children from various ophanages, the story of the orphan train agents and nurses plus "The Placement" process.
  • The Orphan Train in Michigan
  • 2016-06-23T19:00:00-04:00
  • 2016-06-23T20:00:00-04:00
  • Presented by Al and David Eicher, Historians. Come ride with us on the "Baby Train" across the state traveling the route of Michigan Central. From a period starting in 1854 to 1927 approximately 12,500 orphans were placed in Michigan, many coming from the New York Children's Aid Society. The Eichers will present the early formation of the Orphan Train, the collecting of children from various ophanages, the story of the orphan train agents and nurses plus "The Placement" process.
  • When Jun 23, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Library Community Room
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