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*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/index.html National Orphan Train Complex] Internet site: history, rider stories, events, news, rider registry, research, FAQs, educational material, and national speakers bureau.<br>
 
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/index.html National Orphan Train Complex] Internet site: history, rider stories, events, news, rider registry, research, FAQs, educational material, and national speakers bureau.<br>
 
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/Resources.html Orphan train research facilities] addresses and links in New York, New England, and Nebraska. <br>
 
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/Resources.html Orphan train research facilities] addresses and links in New York, New England, and Nebraska. <br>
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*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/StateContacts.html State orphan train groups] in AR, CO, IL, IN, IA, LA, MN, MO, NY, TX, and, WI. <br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
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The National Orphan Train Museum and Research Center (a.k.a. Complex) collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, the children and the agents who rode them.<ref name="Home">[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/index.html NOTC Home] at ''National Orphan Train Complex, Inc.'' (accessed 26 September 2012).</ref> This includes the history of the orphan train movement, and the stories of the children, photos, artifacts, and an archival collection. Also, they maintain a rider registry, a speakers' bureau, and the organization's online news.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:02, 26 September 2012

National Orphan Train Complex
Orphan train research helps find foster children between 1853 and 1930 who rode trains from New York City, Boston, or Chicago to new homes in other states or Canada. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children can often be traced back to the Children's Aid Society, or the New York Foundling Hospital, among others.
Orphan Train Museum at the Union Pacific Railroad station, grand opening in 2007 at Concordia, Kansas.


Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  orphantraindepot@gmail.com

Address:[1]

National Orphan Train Complex
300 Washington St.
PO. Box 322
Concordia, KS 66901

Telephone:[1]  785-243-4471

Hours and holidays:[1]  

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed:  Sunday, Monday, and all national holidays

Directions:  Google Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The National Orphan Train Museum and Research Center (a.k.a. Complex) collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, the children and the agents who rode them.[2] This includes the history of the orphan train movement, and the stories of the children, photos, artifacts, and an archival collection. Also, they maintain a rider registry, a speakers' bureau, and the organization's online news.

Tips

Admission: $5.00 Adults;  $3.00 Children under 12;  $4.00 Group rate for 10 or more people.[1]

Guides

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 General Information at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 25 September 2012).
  2. NOTC Home at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 26 September 2012).