Happy Thanksgiving from NWHM!

We hope you’ll take a moment to watch this special video that explores the origin of  Thanksgiving and the work of Sarah Josepha Hale, the “Mother of Thanksgiving,” in establishing it!

Gobble, Gobble!

8 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from NWHM!”

  1. Thalia Kottke says:

    Sarah is probably “rolling over in her grave” at what her holiday has become.

  2. Frances Werner Alguire says:

    Thank you for this informative review of Thanksgiving.
    We give thanks for women making a difference throughout each generation. Blessings to you.

  3. Cary Johns says:

    Lots of little known facts, quite interesting – would love to have shared this directly on Facebook!

  4. jane weinstein says:

    2nd grade teacher, Freeport ME 04032

    A very approachable introduction to history and herstory.
    I will be forwarding the video to my staff as a non-threatening introduction to NWHM. If NWEM staff can find a momment to contact Teaching Tolerance the magazine of the Southern Poverty Law Center with this an other socially relevant information, we will see a future of bringing truth into our schools. Perhaps with an introduction to MWHM the two organizations can work towards a nonviolent future.

  5. Ann S. Reid says:

    Thank you!

  6. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. In recent years our children have tried to come be with us-Ginny from Connecticut, Don from North Carolina, Bart from Massachusetts, and Jack from Brooklyn. They have usually brought their spouses and their children. It is a time when we can be with our descendants and the spouses and a time when they can be together. I am always thankful, but I am even more so on Thanksgiving. I often get emails suggesting that I should be more thankful and I am inclined, although I do not do it, to write to them “I know of no one more thankful than I.” But then I have been so lucky throughout my life of nearly ninety-two years that I should be thankful.

  7. anne sheffield says:

    Thanks for the info. Do you send out weekly posts featuring a woman? I don’t know why my autofill name doesn’t work on this page. frustrating — never happened before. I didn’t know how to make the image larger. Do you have webinars? I would like to know more about the poet who helped put Thanksgiving on the calendar — but it went to quickly to remember her name. Was there a link to her? I will pursue because that was an interesting surprise.

  8. Reid Sandoe says:

    keep up the good work

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