Riders on the Orphan Train:
The Largest Child Migration in the U.S.
STTAMMANY – 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. The last two performances of “Riders on the Orphan Train” from the National Orphan Train Complex will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, at the Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Avenue, and from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, at the Causeway Library, 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville.
Local relatives and acquaintances of Orphan Train riders are sincerely invited to attend and share their stories with the audience. The program combines live music by Phil Lancaster, video montage with archival photographs and interviews.
Visit our website www.sttammanylibrary.org for more information on library sponsored adult programs.
The St. Tammany Parish Library has been serving the citizens of St. Tammany Parish for more than sixty years. Our twelve branches offer over 542,000 loanable items including books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines. The library’s website offers 24/7 access to downloadable audio and e-books, music downloads, research tools, magazines, and newspapers. Our programs and services are designed to meet residents’ cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs.