Archive for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Orphan Train lecture

May 18, 2010

Author and journalist Andrea Warren will present a program entitled “Riding The Orphan Trains” at the upcoming Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.

Warren has authored 10 books, two of which were about the orphan trains. The Orphan Train Movement took place between 1854 and 1929 as more than 200,000 children were shipped west on trains in hopes of finding permanent homes and families to adopt or take care of them.

A former middle and high school teacher, college instructor, magazine editor and newspaper reporter, Warren has worked as a freelance journalist and author for 20 years. The event will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 201 W. Washington St. Admission is free. For more information, call (913) 845-2852.

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