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The Orphan Train Movement

Date and Time: April 4, 2023, 12:30 PM CT

Location: Johnson County Library Foundation, Online, Mission
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Between 1854 and 1929, 250,000 children migrated from the East Coast to the West and Midwest on Orphan Trainsm a precursor to our modern-day foster care system. This program discusses how and why the orphan train system developed, how it worked, and explores the stories of orphan train riders to Kansas.

Sponsored by: Johnson County Library Foundation

For more information about this event, please contact:
Amanda Wahlmeier


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