A Historic Ride on the Orphan Trains - Online Course
Adult Enrichment / Enjoy Your Leisure Time / Explore Yesteryear -
2020-2021 Adult Online Catalog
Dorothy A. Lund Nelson will guide you through a part of American history when children were placed out into homes across the country. Over a period of 75 years, over 400,000 children traveled by train to find new parents and families. Learn why the children traveled, what conditions they left behind, and who assisted them in finding a new family. Through a PowerPoint, videos, and many orphan train riders’ stories, you will find you'll want to learn more about these children.
This class will be held online. You will receive an email 2 days prior to the class date with directions on how to join the class.
Dorothy has been a presenter of this American History event for over 35 years. Her interactive class assists the participants in understanding the why, how, and results of moving over 400,000 children across our nation. For her efforts, she has been honored twice by the National Orphan Train Complex Board for continuing the story.