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The Museum and Research Center are dedicated to the preservation of the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929.



The mission of the National Orphan Train Complex is to collect, preserve, interpret,
and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, and the children and agents
who rode them. The museum’s collections, exhibitions, programming and research
will engage riders, researchers, and the general public and create an awareness of
the Orphan Train Movement.

Next Exhibition:

Postcards of Kansas Exhibition Title Picture

Whether its fields of sunflowers, the largest ball of twine or the National Orphan Train Complex, Kansas is a diverse state filled with hidden gems and beautiful scenery.

Showcasing three postcards sent from the Children’s Aid Society to the Hill brothers of Beloit and the extensive Kansas postcard collection.

This exhibition is worth writing home about!