“Riders On The Orphan Train: a multimedia presentation on the Orphan Trains and their young riders with Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster. Novelist and Humanities Scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster have combined audio visual elements, historical fiction and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Train movement, a largely-unknown chapter in American history, to public awareness.”
This presentation tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away.
This performance with be held Saturday, August 25th, from 2-4 p.m. at the Lied Scottsbluff Public library. If you have any questions, please contact the library.