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5:45 PM Tue, Jan. 22nd

Arizona Speaks-Rider's on the Orphan Train

  • When: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Prescott Valley Public Library-Crystal Room
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

Arizona Humanities Lecture: Prescott Valley Public Library is hosting “The Orphan Trains – Arizona’s Hidden History” 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Library’s auditorium (7401 E. Civic Circle). Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. This multimedia program is designed to inform, entertain, and engage audiences of all ages and to tell the story of about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. The children’s experiences inspire reflection on the meaning of home inherent in the American Dream. This program combines live music by Phillip Lancaster and Alison Moore, video montage and interviews with survivors. This is a free, all-ages show and no registration is required. If you have any questions please call the library at 928-759-3040.