Kearney Public Library welcomes novelist and Humanities Scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster for a multi-media presentation about Riders on the Orphan Train, Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Kearney Public Library. Their program tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. The presentation is comprised of original music, an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs and interviews with two surviving orphan train riders (a man who came to Berryville, AR and a woman who came to Greenville, TX).
If you miss it in Kearney join “Riders on the Orphan Train” again on July 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library, 907 N. Washington Street in Lexington, NE.
This program is partially funded through a grant from Humanities Nebraska in cooperation with the Kearney Public Library and the Lexington Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. Suggested for ages 12 and up.