Weekend Workshops- Mother’s Day


The idea for a modern Mother’s Day celebration began in 1905 when Anna Jarvis of West Virginia – inspired by her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis, a dedicated peace activist and Civil War nurse – pushed to have an official holiday celebrating motherhood. Congress initially rejected an official Mother’s Day proposal in 1908,   but the ongoing support and efforts of Jarvis helped lead to the holiday’s observance by all of the United States by 1911. Mother’s Day in the United States will be observed this year on Sunday, May 14.

On Saturday, May 13, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Mother’s Day Saturday Program. Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will discuss the history of Mother’s Day, all while participants assemble their own vintage-inspired tea cups with chocolate shavings and confectionery flowers. The teacup gift-making activity will be followed by card-writing on flower-press, thick pulp stationery. 

Suggested for ages 6-10.  Members:  $10 per child; Non-members $15 per child.

To register, please fill out the form below or email info@wiltonhistorical.org

Did You Know?

Over forty countries around the world observe an official holiday celebrating mothers, however the dates for those celebrations vary from country to country. 

Registration for this event is now closed.