Senior Moments: Booth Girls

May 1, 2024

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Onalaska Public Library, 741 Oak Ave S
Onalaska, 54650

Event Website

(609) 399-3390

Kim Heikkila’s mother had a secret: in 1961, she gave birth to a daughter at the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Hospital, a home for unwed mothers in St. Paul, and surrendered her for adoption.

Using careful research and sensitive interviews with other “Booth girls,” Kim Heikkila tells the stories of the Booth hospital and the women who passed through it—and she learned more about her own experience as an adoptive mother.

Senior Moments – learning and entertainment for older adults – is generously funded by the Ben and Floyde Sias Foundation.