Presenter: Michael Keene
The Society is pleased to offer this pre-recorded 30-minute presentation from author Michael T. Keene.
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.
Michael Keene, local author and frequent speaker at the Perinton Historical Society, has created a unique online program based on his book, Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains.
Michael’s program is told through the use of archival photographs, original music, and narration.
To register, visit michaeltkeene.com/registration. Once registered, attendees will receive a link to the presentation. Registrants may watch the recording during its premiere on Monday, February 1 at 11:00 a.m. and re-watch any time after that.
The museum gift shop carries a variety of books by the presenter.
This program is free and open to the public.