CONCORDIA KS DAY TRIP
May 14, 2019
The Motherhouse, Orphan Train Museum, Brown Grand Theater, plus included lunch at Tea House! A local guide shows us around the sites of Concordia, Kansas. 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 tour this massive, five-story native stone building. We then visit the National Orphan Train Museum to learn about the stories of children being sent west, speaking no English, with their names pinned to their clothes in hopes of finding a home. After a morning filled with sights, it’s time for an included lunch at the Tea House. We 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.