Mother’s Day

The holiday of Mother’s Day began as an antiwar statement and a vehicle for women’s activism , but numerous people and organizations have tried to seize Mother's Day for their own various causes or purposes throughout the years. It was, however, the actions of the modern day Mother’s Day founder, which really steal the show. The … Continue reading Mother’s Day

J. Sterling Morton: Founder of Arbor Day

Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) founded Arbor Day in 1872.  He served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture.  He was also the editor of The Conservative, a Nebraska weekly newspaper covering political, economic, and sociological issues.

The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue

New York's Easter Parade began as a religious and fashion spectacular in the 1880's, conceived in New York's ornate Gothic churches such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. In the nineteenth century, the sanctuaries of these churches were decorated in abundance with Easter flowers, which inspired church members to … Continue reading The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue

1964-1965 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens

For two summers, visitors to the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, celebrated the dawn of the space age and technology that would come to change the American experience. Opening day was April 22, 1964 and the fair brought enthusiasm to a nation still reeling from the assassination of President Kennedy five months earlier. … Continue reading 1964-1965 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens