The Orphan Trains

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ogden Farmers' Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

During this mass migration, orphaned and abandoned children were taken out of New York City via "baby trains", later called "orphan trains".

Photo from Kansas State Historical Society

Over a 75 year period, c. 1854-1929, it is believed that as many as 300,000 children were relocated this way. Hollis Canham of the Orleans County Genealogical Society will tell us this fascinating story.
Event Type(s): Local History
Age Group(s): All Ages
Presenter: Hollis Canham
Laura Richardson
(585) 617-6181

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