Photograph: Charlie Roy with his father Martin Roy, Jr. showing the photo of Martin Roy, Sr., one of the orphan train riders. (Photograph from St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission.)
On Wednesday, May 3 at the Delta Grand Theatre in downtown Opelousas, (from 12noon to 1pm) a special screening of “Louisiana Orphan Trains – The Untold Story” will take place. This highly-anticipated mini-documentary tells the story of the historical Orphan Train Movement which made its way across America and eventually Louisiana between 1873 and 1929. The showing also includes a 2-minute French video.
This event is free to the public and includes a complimentary plate of jambalaya.