Al and Dave Eicher, research historians and television producers have created a new lecture presentation, “THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA” which answers the “why?” questions about the Orphan Train in America.
“Why was there an Orphan Train in America”, “Why were so many children abandoned by their parents” and “Why were 240,000 children placed in 46 other States”?
Archival photos and films show the orphaned child’s life in the city, the various child labor jobs and sleeping in tenement “daily lodging” for 7 cents a night.
This presentation will have an emotional impact on audiences, young and old.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register online or call 734-453-0750 ext 4. Zoom login information will be emailed to you.
This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Plymouth District Library.