May 08, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Photo Courtesy of the Woodrow Wilson House
On May 8, 1914, the United States Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint resolution establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The next day, May 9, President Wilson issued a proclamation, an excerpt of which is below:
”Now, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby direct the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings and do invite the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”
In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming the first Mother’s Day in 1914, all mothers will be admitted FREE to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, May 8th. Enjoy an engaging guided tour of Wilson’s birthplace, and explore Woodrow Wilson's life and times through the galleries of the Woodrow Wilson Museum.
Location: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Street: 18 North Coalter St.