Friday, October 30, 2022
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  Multi Media Program @ Building 98
Event: Riders on the Orphan Train Place: Building 98 Time: 8:00pm, October 30, 2022 Contact: Mona Garcia 432 729 1852 FREE and Open to the Public � for General Audiences of all ages 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 train came to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1929. This �placing out� system was originally organized by Congregationalist minister Charles Loring Brace and the Children�s Aid Society of New York. His mission was to rid the streets and overcrowded orphanages of homeless children and provide them with an opportunity to find new homes in the developing Midwest. Many of the children were not orphans but �surrendered� by parents too impoverished to keep them. This nearly eighty year experiment in child migration is filled with the entire spectrum of human emotion and reveals a great deal about the successes and failures of the American Dream. Through literature, music, archival photographs, film interviews, informal lecture and audience discussion this virtually untold chapter in American history comes alive. The one-hour multi media program including music, video and a dramatic reading of a novel in progress by award-winning author Alison Moore. Although the program is about children it is designed to engage audiences of all ages.

Halloween Costume Party
Halloween costume party after school - October 30th - at the MAC building. Sponsored by Friends of the Marfa Public Library