"The International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum will preserve, promote and develop through education, the Spirit of Motherhood, as exemplified by the lives of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and Anna Jarvis, and the institution of Mother's Day that they established."
The mission of the International Mother's Day Shrine is clear: to preserve, promote and develop the Spirit of Motherhood. The over-riding goals of our organization flow from that mission statement. We are striving to launch a new awareness of the International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum and to celebrate the region's historic significance and the founding of Mother's Day as an important facet of its heritage.
The International Mother's Day Shrine incorporated on May 15, 1972 and is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Motherhood.
This beautiful, historic structure was built in 1873, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are located at 11 East Main Street in downtown Grafton, 1 mile south of the junction of Routes 50 and 119. Currently, we are open from 10 AM until 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, and from 12-4 PM on Sunday. Group Tours and Special Tours are available by appointment. Weddings and Tours may be booked throughout the year.