Orphan Train Riders (born approximately 1890)
Here families engage in a pivotal moment in the lives of poor, young, New York orphans who were transported from East Coast cities to new lives, mostly in rural America, beginning in the mid-1800s. Considered the nation’s first foster care program, the orphan train relocated many thousands of children over its seventy-five-year history.
The results were mixed. For some, the story ended happily, but others were treated as little more than servants. Families can take a seat on a train and listen to the turn-of-the-century children