April 1, 2011: All but unknown outside of West Virginia, Mother’s Day was started by Anna Jarvis who was born in Webster, West Virginia and attended Church in Grafton. Although on slightly different routes, each of these historic sites is 22 miles from the Gillum House in Shinnston.

In the Mother's Day Shrine

Looking to the front of the Mother's Day Shrine

Interior of Mother's Day Shrine

Paintings line the walls of the Mother's Day Shrine

The Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton is open Friday and Saturday 10 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 4 P.M. April 15 to October 31. The Anna Jarvis birthplace in Webster will be open 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tuesday thru Sunday starting April 5, 2011. There is a $5 donation per person at the Jarvis House.

Show your Mother how you love her – bring her to the Mother’s Day House and the Mother’s Day Shrine.   From April 5 thru May 11, any Mother’s Day Special will include a carnation corsage for Mother, directions to the Anna Jarvis House and the Mother’s Day Shrine, and Mother’s donation fee to the Anna Jarvis House. Reserve now – online at http://www.gillumhouse.com/accommodations/#reserve or by calling 1-888-592-0177.

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