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What better way to surprise Mom than to bring her up to Put-in-Bay for the weekend?!? Mother’s Day is always an exciting weekend up on the island as most all of the shops have just opened up and there are sales on brand new Put-in-Bay gear and clothing all over the island! Plan a trip with Mom to Put-in-Bay today, and treat Mom well.

She will appreciate the thought and more importantly she will enjoy the time with her family on a nice little staycation close to home. Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive, it needs to be thoughtful. And what better thought than giving her some mellow Put-in-Bay time before the busy season starts at Put-in-Bay!

Call our reservation line for more information on lodging options for the weekend, or check out the Miller Ferry schedule if you plan on just a one-day excursion. has the full entertainment schedule for the weekend.

A Short and Sweet History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not a public holiday but more of a Hallmark Holiday. It has become a day that focuses on generally recognizing mothers’ and mother figures’ roles. Restaurants may be busier than usual, as some people take their mothers out for a treat.

The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mothers Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.

Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for Mothers Day to be celebrated each year to encourage pacifism and disarmament amongst women. It continued to be held in Boston for about ten years under her sponsorship, but died out after that.

Anna Jarvis – creator?

In 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private Mother’s Day celebration in memory of her mother, Ann Jarvis, in Grafton, West Virginia. Ann Jarvis had organized “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to improve health and cleanliness in the area where she lived. Anna Jarvis launched a quest for Mother’s Day to be more widely recognized. Her campaign was later financially supported by John Wanamaker, a clothing merchant from Philadelphia.

In 1908, she was instrumental in arranging a service in the Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which was attended by 407 children and their mothers. The church has now become the International Mother’s Day Shrine. It is a tribute to all mothers and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.