National Orphan Train Complex, Concordia

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#23 of 62 in Museums in Kansas
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  • August 12, 2017
    This is a delightful find! The research center has seeming endless capacity for searching... just ask them! They museum and historical Society have done a wonderful job of capturing this nearly forgot...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Before 'safety nets', 'family services', or any kind of 'welfare', many families were faced with the fact that they simply could not care for their children. It had nothing to do with love, they did n...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    The into film gives an overall of the Orphan Train during its span and is well done. There are many pictures and story boards to illustrate this simple program to eliminate starvation on the east coas...  more »
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  • September 9, 2016
    Very educational and informative about a huge event that impacted so many children in the US.
  • August 2, 2013
    I had no idea of the history of orphans a century ago from the big East coast cities and how they found homes by being put on trains to the farmlands of America. At first blush you might think it was exploiting the kids because they would go to families and farms where they would help the farm succeed. But this little museum bears the testimonies of children who were so happy to find a stable home after roaming the big cities as homeless orphans.
  • August 19, 2012
    The National Orphan Train Museum tells the story of the placing out of homeless and abandoned children from New York City to new homes all across the US and Canada from 1954 to 1929. Over 200,000 children were placed out through the Children's Aid Society. A visit to this museum will amaze and touch your heart like no other museum.
  • January 27, 2014
    My grand mother was a big supporter of the orphan train museum. Alvine Worley we miss you.

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