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On display in the museum are many artifacts donated by family members of orphan train riders.  Among them are priceless photographs of those children who made Louisiana their home by virtue of their railway voyage.


Sister Mary James Fabacher

Mary James Fabacher, age 2,
shown with her foster father.


Sister Fabacher later in life.

Alice Kearns Bernard

Bernard, (shown at age 3) shortly after her arrival in 1919.

Bernard in recent years at the 2007 centennial celebration.

The last remaining orphan train rider,
Mrs Alice Kearns Bernard passed away on January 17,2015
Our deepest sympathies goes out to her family.
We shall miss you!


R.I.P. to all of the orphan train riders.

Sister Irene with children at the New York Foundling.

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