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Grantee Highlight: National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center

riders on orphan trainOrphan Trains to Arizona is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Through live music, historical fiction, oral history, and informal discussion, participants will learn about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. In January and February of 2015 Yuma, Florence, Quartzite, Sedona, and Patagonia will host this fascinating program. All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 20th – 11am – 12:30pm
Yuma Public Library – Main Library
Location: Meeting Room A+B+C
2951 S. 21st Dr. – Yuma, AZ 85364
928-782-1871

Saturday, January 24th – 4:30 – 6:00pm
Florence Community Library
1000 S. Willow St. – Florence, AZ 85132
520-868-8311

Thursday, January 29th – 7:00-8:30pm
Quartzsite Public Library
465 North Plymouth Avenue – Quartzsite, Arziona 85346
928-927-6593

Saturday, January 31st – 7:00-8:30pm
Sedona Public Library
Si Birch Community Room
3250 White Bear Rd – Sedona AZ 86336
928-282-7714

Friday, February 6th – 7:00-8:30pm
Patagonia Public Library
346 Duquesne, PO Box 415
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520-394-2010

**Please call locations to verify times of programs**

Read more about the program at the Riders on the Orphan Train website.

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