Grafton, West Virginia
Street Address
11 East Main Street
Grafton, WV 26354
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 513
Grafton, WV 26354
Admissions
Admission free.
Donations accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Cindi Mason, Program Coordinator
phone: 304-265-1589
Description

The Mother's Day Shrine and Museum was established in the memory of Anna Marie Jarvis by her daughter Anna Jarvis in 1908. Nearing our centennial year, we seek to preserve, promote, and develop through education the Spirit of Motherhood. Exhibits vary throughout the year, reflect on the culture and heritage of our community of Grafton West Virginia. The authentic sanctuary is used for weddings, musical programs, and community gatherings.

History

The facility was built in 1878 and served as the Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church until 1962, when the congregation moved to another location and gave the facility to the Mother's Day Foundation. Today, it serves as a community resource to educate and enrich the lives of our citizens and visits.

Artifact Collections
  • The original proclaimation signed by President Wilson in 1910 designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Historic photos of turn of the century Grafton. Jarvis/Reeves family history.
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