Widows and Orphans Friends Society Indianapolis display historical marker Historical Site marker sign attraction education Indiana information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination historic marker historic site Marion County signage attractive destination educating info Midwest tourist attraction history no people text appealing tourism travel United States historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs United States of America color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites colour image destinations outside tourist attractions day time IN day-time Jason O. Watson US words color images daylight outdoors USA verticals colour images natural light outsides U.S. U.S.A.
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS FRIENDS' SOCIETY
Society created by Indianapolis Benevolent Society 1849 to provide relief for indigent widows and orphans; incorporated 1851 by Indiana General Assembly. Opened its first orphanage on this site 1855. White House Conference in 1909 focused attention on, and led to federal legislation and grants for, dependent children.
(Continued on other side)