Artist Robert Dafford depicts one of the most important stories in American history in this mural, the arrival of the orphan train riders. The mural is located in the Louisiana Orphan Train Musuem in Opelousas, just one of many locations in America where orphan children arrived from New York in between 1853 and 1930.

The Orphan Train Mural is an impressive work of art measuring 7′ x 14′ and hangs in the main area of the museum. Robert is a talented muralist from Lafayette, Louisiana and is also the artists who painted the Gateway to the Great Southwest Prairie mural in Eunice, Louisiana.