The Orphan Train in Michigan
TUESDAY, APRIL 206:30—8:00 PM
Presented by Al and David Eicher, Historians. Come ride with us on the "Baby Train" across the state traveling the route of Michigan Central. From a period starting in 1854 to 1927 approximately 12,500 orphans were placed in Michigan, many coming from the New York Children's Aid Society. The Eichers will present the early formation of the Orphan Train, the collecting of children from various orphanages, the story of the orphan train agents and nurses plus "The Placement" process.
This talk will be presented virtually on Zoom. When you register, please provide an email address and we will send you the information you need to join the presentation.
Click here to register or call the Adult Services department at 248-684-0845, option 3.