Sunday Lecture Series: The Orphan Train Experience

In 1879 or 1889, a little boy from New York got off the train in Newton. His name was Isaac van Brunt. Throughout the rest of his childhood he seemed to be shuffled from one home to another. In 1887, Isaac’s life took a tragic turn. Find out more on September 17 when Lori Halhide from the National Orphan Train Complex,┬áConcordia, Ks, will explore this story and many others. Hilhide will present the history of the orphan train movement including Harvey County stories.

The Orphan Train Experience

September 17, 2023

2:00 pm

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives

203 N. Main, Newton, Ks



HCHM Members – Free Admission

Non Members $5.00

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