What is the Orphan Train Immersive Experience?

During this interactive theatrical re-enactment, participants will be treated as if they are the orphans from New York City being shipped to the Midwest in the hopes of finding a family who will want them. The goal of the experience is for attendees to truly understand the feelings of children back then and now. It is an exercise in generating empathy. The event concludes with a discussion, which will allow people to share what they felt and any insights they gained.