Riders on the Orphan Train

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Prescott Public Library
Founders Suite A & B

Event Details

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.

Riders on the Orphan Train 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.

Presented with funding from Friends of the Prescott Public Library.  Additional funding provided by the Arizona Humanities Council.

Event Type(s): Adult Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster
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