The Orphan Train in Michigan

Date:
Thursday, 01/03/2019
Time: 6:00 pm

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Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, of Program Source International, spent a year and a half researching and gathering photographs about the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a lecture and a video documentary about this event in Michigan’s history, depicting in detail the selection process and what it was like to be an Orphan Train Rider. Please come hear about this little known part of Michigan history!

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6:00 PM 6:00 PM America/Detroit The Orphan Train in Michigan

Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, of Program Source International, spent a year and a half researching and gathering photographs about the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a lecture and a video documentary […]

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