January 2020 Meeting

The Orphan Train Movement - A History and Personal Story
Presenter: Jeanne MacVicar
Saturday, January 25, 2020   10:30am - 12:00 pm
Social hour 10-10:30 am
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Presenter: Jeanne MacVicar

The Orphan Train Movement was the largest mass migration of children in American History.  It lasted from 1854 to 1929 and it is estimated that over 250,000 children were moved from orphanages in New York City to rural areas in the United States.  This presentation is an informative history of the Orphan Train Movement on a personal level.

Jeanne MacVicar is from Clyde, Kansas, where her great aunt Great-Aunt Adeline Trowbridge arrived in 1911 at age 3 on the Orphan Train. Jeanne came to California in 1970, was a school teacher, but now is a real estate agent in Los Altos.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information, click here.