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Orphan Train Museum (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-04-19

Duration: 00:04:38

Subjects: History | Museums | ORPHAN TRAIN


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Roy, Martin, Jr. Interviewee
  • Roy, Charlie Interviewee
  • Aubert, Martha Interviewee


This segment from the April 19, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s visit to the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas, a museum commemorating the estimated 2,000 orphan immigrant children from New York who arrived in Louisiana between 1869-1929. She interviews: Martin Roy, Jr., son of an orphan train rider; Charlie Roy, grandson of an orphan train rider; and Martha Aubert, the museum director.