June 5, 2014 Gillum House Bed & Breakfast Shinnston, West Virginia: The Gillum House is approximately 25 miles from the Mother’s Day Shrine and approximately 25 miles from the Anna Jarvis House Museum. The Jarvis House is actually passed on the way to the Philippi Covered Bridge.

#3 – Mother’s Day Shrine – The Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church of Grafton, West Virginia has become known as the Mother’s Day Shrine. The first Mother’s Day Service was observed May 10, 1908.

Mother's Day Shrine

Sanctuary of Mother’s Day Shrine

Anna Jarvis asked the Church her family belonged to, to hold the first Mother’s Day Service and then petitioned to have it declared a National Holiday which was done by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. She is recognized as the Founder of Mother’s Day. The Anna Jarvis House was restored and the two rooms used by General McClellan during the Battle of Philippi were restored as his Headquarters.

Anna Jarvis House

Anna Jarvis House

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