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OH Grant-Funded Programs

The Legacy of the Orphan Trains - Chickasha

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Around 1830, the number of homeless children in large Eastern cities exploded.  In 1850, there were an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 homeless children in New York City.  The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported children from these eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest.  Learn how the Territory of Oklahoma was involved in providing homes for orphaned and abandoned children through original music, historic images, oral history interviews, and audience questions.  This program is presented by the National Orphan Train Complex and Research Center.  

For more information, call Chickasha Public Library at (405) 222-6075.

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