Day Trip to Concordia: May 9, 2017


Concordia…Motherhouse, Orphan Train Museum, Brown Grand Theater, POW Site plus included lunch at Tea House. When the Sisters of St. Joseph arrived in Concordia in 1884, one of their first tasks was to build a Motherhouse, which would serve as their convent. We will tour this massive five-story native stone building. We will then go to the National Orphan Train Museum to learn about the many stories of children being sent west, speaking no English, with their names pinned to their clothes in hopes of finding a home. Our next stop will be with a local guide who will us to take us to the POW camp and small museum. At its height it housed 4,000 German prisoners. After a morning filled with sights, it’s time for an included lunch at the Tea House. We will also tour the beautifully restored Brown Grand Theater, built in the late 1800’s by then banker Napoleon Bonaparte Brown. He saw the need to accommodate the growing number of traveling entertainers enroute from Denver and St. Louis.   

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