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Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church

11 East Main StreetAndrews Methodist Episcopal Church
Grafton, West Virginia

Current use/information: Church open to the public..

Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, the "mother church" of Mother's Day, was incorporated as the International Mother's Day Shrine on May 15, 1962, as a tribute to all mothers. The church was constructed in 1873 and is located on Main Street in downtown Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia.  The International Mother's Day Shrine was designated a National Historic Landmark October 5, 1992. Its location is approximately one mile south of the junction of U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 119.  The shrine is open by appointment and available for wedding services and tour groups.

From Philadelphia, Anna M. Jarvis sent 500 carnations to this church, which she had attended as a youth, to be distributed at morning services on Sunday, May 10, 1908 to honor mothers. Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker, who had joined her cause to establish Mother's Day, held an afternoon service in his store the same day. The movement, a combination of religious and commercial interests, grew rapidly, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that the second Sunday in May would be observed annually as Mother's Day throughout the nation. The church where it all began is now the International Mother's Day Shrine and is open to the public.

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