PIERMONT TOWN HALL HOST ORPHAN TRAIN PROGRAM JANUARY 24TH

ON JANUARY 24TH, 2018 AT 7PM TOM RILEY WILL BE DOING A LECTURE/VIDEO AT PIERMONT TOWN HALL ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA (1853-1929).  DURING THIS TIME OVER 273,000 CHILDREN WERE TRANSPORTED OUT OF NEW YORK CITY AND SENT ACROSS AMERICA BY RAIL IN SEARCH OF HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS.  THE BRAINCHILD OF CHARLES LORING BRACE, ONE OF THE CO-FOUNDERS OF THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA WAS THE LARGEST MIGRATION OF CHILDREN IN AMERICAN HISTORY.  COME TO TOWN HALL ON THE 24TH AND LEARN ABOUT THIS FASCINATING TOPIC.  THE PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE PIERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  TOM RILEY WILL BE SELLING 3 OF HIS BOOKS ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA.  FOR EVERY BOOK SOLD AT FULL PRICE TOM WILL DONATE $3.00 TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  DID YOU KNOW THE ORPHAN TRAINS CAME THROUGH CONGERS AND PIERMONT.