The Orphan Trains of the Midwest

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Between 1854 and 1929 an estimated 250,000 children from New York City orphanages and city streets were loaded on trains and transported to small towns across the United States where potential adoptive parents awaited their arrival.

Breakfast Club is presenting Orphan Trains of the Midwest from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Stearns History Museum and Research Center at 235 S. 33rd Avenue in St. Cloud. For members, there is no charge, for non-members the admission is $5.

The 20 children who came to St. Cloud in 1913 were but a small part of the largest migration of young people in American history, The Orphan Train Movement.

Please join us and listen to Bill Morgan tell us about this interesting time in history. He brings with him one of those 20 children who came to St. Cloud, Sister Justina Bieganek. This should prove to be a very informative presentation with great insight from Sister Justina.

There is no charge for Stearns History Museum members; admission for non-members is $5. For information about this event or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.