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Michael T. Keene on “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains”

February 1, 2021

Michael Keene, local history author and frequent guest speaker at public libraries, senior centers, and historical societies has produced an unique online program titled based off his book, “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains.” The program will air on YouTube Premiere, February 1, 2021 at 11:00am (EST). The program is free but requires registration is required. Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive emails with the necessary links provided by Michael Keene.

Keene’s book “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains” is available for purchase here.

About the book:
By the end of the Civil War, an estimated 30,000 homeless and orphaned children roamed the streets of New York City.
In response to this crisis, the age of orphan asylums began, culminating in one of the most improbable and audacious episodes in American history.
Called the Orphan Train Movement, it endeavored to save these children lost to the streets by heroes who fought for their liberation.


February 1, 2021


Onondaga Historical Association
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