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Date:
June 18, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Georgetown Township Public Library
Address:
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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The Orphan Train in Michigan

Monday, June 18, 2018

"Al and David Eicher, while doing research on the History of Oxford,Michigan, found evidence of the Orphan Train coming to Michigan. From a period starting in 1854 to 1927 approximately 12,500 orphans were placed in Michigan, many coming from the New York Children’s Aid Society. The lecture and 100 or more old photos present the early formation of the Orphan Train, the collecting of children from various orphanages, the story of the orphan train agents and nurses plus “The Placement” process. The first placement of Orphan Train Riders in the United States occurred at Dowagiac, Michigan on a Sunday morning in September of 1854. Come ride with us, on the “Baby Train”, across the state traveling the route of the Michigan Central Railroad." All ages welcome.