Missouri Historical Marker for The Willows
Phil Samuell has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to place a historical marker for The Willows Maternity Sanitarium at 2929 Main Street. Phil was born at The Willows in 1950 and now lives in Ohio. His sister was a Willows baby adopted in 1945. On his way through Kansas City this year, he went to 2929 Main Street to see if the building was still there. So many Willows’ alums travel to this location to try and see if The Willows still is standing. Phil had a great idea to put up a marker that would share a little information about The Willows for others who might travel there. He has researched how to get one made and working on getting the location secured to put up the sign. Once it is in place he wants to hold a dedication ceremony and make have lunch at Union Station. If you would like to donate to this cause, Phil has established a GoFundMe page link below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much.
Check out the new film Unintended by Colleen Bradford Krantz.
An investigative journalist digs up century-old tales of unplanned pregnancies outside of marriage, confronting the price of shame as described by the couples’ descendants. She takes the readers along during the limited series – in an over-the-shoulder-of-the-journalist style reminiscent of Serial – and discovers that not everyone is ready to acknowledge their ancestors’ pasts, even 100 years later. First episode was released May 1, 2020 at Vimeo on Demand, followed by two more on June 1 (includes The Willows) and July 1, 2020.