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Local Author Speaks about the History of New York's Orphan Train 

When: Thu., May 1, 7 p.m. 2014
Phone: 223-3749
Price: Free
Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums, by local author Michael Keene, presents eye-opening, true-to-life tales of the Five Points area of New York City and the desperation of a million Irish immigrants who hoped to find better conditions in New York after leaving behind the famine they experienced in their homeland in 1848. As a result of this crisis, the Age of Orphan Asylums began, culminating in one of the most improbable and audacious episodes in American history. Known as the Orphan Train Movement, everyday heroes endeavored to rescue and liberate these children who were lost to the streets or in the hands of uncaring institutions.


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