Brief History

A synopsis of the purpose, events and persons central to the founding of the Grandparents Day.

Detailed History
Complete chronology of persons and process in making Grandparents Day a National holiday.


Grandparents Day Proclamation

Proclamation signed by President Carter establishing Grandparents Day



Grandparents Day Book

View photos, documents,
articles chronicling founding.


Highway Signs Erected
in honor of
Grandparents Day Founder

National Shut-In Day

Holiday for seniors first advocated for elderly shut-ins and nursing home residents.

WVU Archives Documents

Proclamations from forty + states, letters, articles, photos donated to West Virginia University.


Senate Resolution

West Virginia Senate honors Grandparents Day Founder.
 
 
 

 

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