Orphan Trains Program at the 1885 Depot Museum

The Hernando Heritage Museum is bringing a unique history program about Orphan Trains to Hernando County. The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 250,000 children.

The museum contains exhibits about early Florida settlers, industry, farming equipment, as well as railroad history. Enjoy a guided tour from a knowledgeable docent. Then view an excellent film about the Orphan Trains, a little-known piece of American History. This two-hour museum program includes light refreshments.

Cost is $10.00 for each adult. Please no children under 12.
Reservations must be made in advance for groups of between 8 and 20 adults.
Your choice of day and time of day, Sunday through Wednesday.
For reservations call: Linda, 352-799-4766, lwplus7@gmail.com