Join us for a multimedia program of storytelling, songs, music and historical reenactment chautauqua featuring a chapter from the book Riders on the Orphan Train. This book chronicles the lives of two children among approximately 250,000 young people "placed out" between 1854 and 1929; boarding trains in New York City and literally given away at rail stations across the country. From the teeming streets of New York among a crush of immigrants; through the winding down of the old West; the dustbowl Riders on the Orphan Train is a story of the search for home, of dislocation, of loss and the rapidly-changing quality of American life.
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Earlier Event: January 26Get Creative @ Your Library : Art Doll Workshop with Nida Ellis (Part 2)
Later Event: March 14Hungrytown, a folk music concert