Tom Riley

is creating Online Orphan Train Museum

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Orphan Train Museum Admission
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Welcome to Tom Riley's online Orphan Train Museum! As a crucial part of his efforts to raise awareness about the history and legacy of the Orphan Train Era and related historical developments, Tom is creating an online Orphan Train Museum. 


Patrons of this museum will receive the following benefits: 


· Access to articles, books and photos relating to the Orphan Train Era


· Read E-books and articles as they are added


· View photos and videos as they are added


· Ask the Curator Questions about the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929) and be directed to additional resources


· Ability to do research on Orphan Train Riders and locate ancestors who were orphan train riders through the purchase of the Orphan Train Reference Guide or direction to online resources


· Ability to view THE GREAT HUNGER (1845-1852) AND ITS LEGACY IN AMERICA (1853-1929)


· Ability to buy LGT Press books directly from the owner


· Tom Riley is an Adjunct Professor of History at Westchester Community College and invites students to sign up for various courses. Tom has links to the National Orphan Train Complex (Kansas)


· Information on the great child savers of the 19th Century, a Temperance Organization called The American Female Guardian Society


· Discounted merchandise when available


In addition, one third of the proceeds will go towards helping Wounded Warriors, Feeding the Hungry and establishing an expanded and beautiful Online Orphan Train Museum.

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About

Tom Riley is a writer/photographer for Rivertown Magazine and the author of over 3,000 articles and 12 books. Tom joined the U.S. Air Force at 17 and served in the Far East with Top Secret Clearance. He attended Iona College under the G.I. Bill. Tom is an Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College. He has written four books about the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929) after finding a treasure trove of Americana dating from 1832-1929 in a hayloft on the grounds of the Rockland Historical Society while researching information on the Happy Valley School in Pomona, NY. From the age of 7 to 17 Tom lived at the children's home. Tom has been a lecturer throughout the Northeast on the Orphan Trains for more than 25 years.

As a crucial part of his efforts to raise awareness about the history and legacy of the Orphan Trains, Tom is creating an online Orphan Train Museum via his Patreon page. Patrons of this museum will receive online access to many of Tom's books, articles, photos, and other memorabilia. In addition, one third of the proceeds will go towards helping Wounded Warriors, Feeding the Hungry and establishing an expanded and beautiful online Orphan Train Museum.
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Educate the public about a little known aspect of American history: THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA (1853-1929)
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
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Writings
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