Monday, April 26, 2010

Museums Celebrating the founder of Mother's Day

Yes, there are two museums that celebrate the founder of Mother's Day.  Anna Jarvis, of Taylor County, West Virginia, is credited with establishing this holiday (the first internationally celebrated holiday, according to the museum's website) in honor of her own mother.  More information can be found at, which includes written history and images of the inside of the museum.  A link from this site will take you to the International Mother's Day Shrine (  This website includes a more detailed description of the history of the holiday.

It just goes to show you, there's probably a museum (and it's probably got a Web presence) for every subject under the sun.  You just have to go looking.  Whether or not they provide valuable resources is a judgement call you'll have to make.

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