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Riders on the Orphan Train
March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America.
This one-hour multi-media program combines live music by Phillip Lancaster and Alison Moore, video montage with archival photographs and interviews of survivors, and a dramatic reading of the 2012 novel “Riders on the Orphan Train” by award-winning author Alison Moore. Although the program is about children, it is designed to engage audiences of all ages and to inform, inspire and raise awareness about this little-known part of our history.
Local relative and acquaintances of Orphan Train Riders are especially invited to attend and share their stories with the audience. Event takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 5 at the Muskogee Public Library.