The multimedia program Riders on the Orphan Train tells the story of the mass relocation of several hundred thousand children from NYC by rail to be chosen by new families at train depots in every state between the 1850's and 1920's. Texas hosted hundreds of adoptions across the state, including Houston, Brenham, Plantersville, Rosenberg and most of the towns along the tracks to San Antonio. Galveston was the recipient of an orphan ship! Orphans also came to San Angelo, Pecos and El Paso.
The Petroleum Museum
"Riders on the Orphan Train"
1500 Interstate 20 West, Midland TX. 79701
February 24, 2013