University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
eNEWSLETTER SIGN-UP
Email:
First:
Last:

Charlotte Endorf


Charlotte Endorf traveled over 15,000 miles to research this often-ignored slice of American history, and in the process she discovered that she, too, was a descendant of an actual Orphan Train rider. She and her husband, Kevin, interviewed forty of the actual riders while they were still living. She documented those interviews with her books, DVDs and CD. The couple will be dressed in period attire bringing the beginning of foster care and adoption to life for you. Don't miss it at 10am on Saturday at the West Food Court Entertainment Stage followed by their book signing at the Adult Nonfiction Author Pavilion at 12:15 pm. They come all the way from Nebraska.

Visit website | Facebook


Scheduled events:
Fragile Excess Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train
True stories of actual orphans who rode the orphan trains from 1854 - 1929. Author and professional speaker, Charlotte Endorf, interviewed forty. She brings this history to life in costume.

West Food Court & Entertainment Stage (Seats 640)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Kathleen Alcalรก, Margo Armstrong, J Seelicke, Charlotte Endorf, Kathryn Ferguson, Michael Klassen, Theodore Manno, Nancy Masland, Kate Nagel, Michael Sidebottom Cancelled, Henry Trueblood, Bill Geivett

Books:
By Train They Came - Volume 1
History / Biography
Outskirts Press
October 2008
ISBN 9781432717339
Paperback, 100 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Climb aboard to hear the true storiesof the children who rode the Orphan Train By Train They Came: Fragile Excess Baggage, Vol. More/less

Trains of Promise
History / Biography
Outskirts Press
October 2011
ISBN 9781432766825
Paperback, 204 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A quarter million children were touched by the Orphan Train movement from 1854 - 1929. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

Show sponsors