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Program Information

Program name: ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS
Program category: Genealogy
Literature- Authors
Visual Arts- Other
Program length: 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 30-150
Program description: ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS----I am the author of 2 books on the subject. The largest mass relocation of children in America took place during the orphan train era 1854-1929. Over 400,000 children were transported by rail out of NYC and major cities. They were America's first foster children. I do a lecture/video presentation. Life in the 19th Century could be brutal. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, job loss, or drugs, the children were the first to suffer.
Space/special requirements: large room or auditorium
Travel restrictions: 100 miles
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: I can do a book signing or fundraising event.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 07/09/2008
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Tom Riley
Phone: 845-300-4296
Mailing address: 2 Gerlach Drive
New City, NY 10956
E-mail address: totrwriter@aol.com
   
Previous appearances at: New City, Quinnipiac University, Irish Cultural .Center of New England, Haverstraw, Valley Hospital, NJ
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 05/13/2014

 

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