The first Father’s day celebrations were held in Spokane, Washington. At the local YMCA Dodd and her pastor prepared the celebrations on the third Sunday of June in 1910. This holiday was inspired by the work of Anna Jarvis, and had a strong following across the nation. (Watch the video summary of this history below.)
The holidays are greatly popular across the country, and across the world to recognize important roles in the family. Contemporary families are incorporating a growing number of stay at home dads, and running the household is becoming more shared than any other time in history.
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
By Dustin Hochmuth,
Museum Intern, UW-Whitewater Communications Major