Randolph Rose Collection is proud to place our collection of bronze statues and bronze fountains with the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, Kansas.
Between 1854 - 1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, homeless and abandoned children from New York City and large East Coast cities were placed out in families in rural communities across the United States.
The Orphan Train Movement was the beginning of the modern day foster care system. There are over 2 million descendants of orphan train riders today and 1 in 25 Americans has a connection to a rider!
The National Orphan Train Complex is dedicated to preserving the history of the Orphan Trains, and spreading awareness through their depot museum and research center.
A great organization doing wonderful things for the community.