Celebrate Mother's Day Old Kinderhook Style!

Happy Mother's Day from Old Kinderhook! In honor of this holiday, we want to share with you some history about how Mother's Day began. Do you know when Mother's Day started and why? We've got the answers!

The Origins of Mother's Day

Mother's Day dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, the clearest modern precedent for the holiday is the early Christian festival in Europe known as "Mothering Sunday," where the faithful would return to their "mother church" (the main church in the vicinity of their home) for a special service. Over time the tradition shifted to a more secular holiday where children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation.

Mother's Day in the United States

In the mid-19th century, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start "Mother's Day Work Clubs" to teach local women how to properly care for their children. The clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868, Jarvis organized "Mother's Friendship Day" at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation. In 1870, abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe wrote the "Mother's Day Proclamation," a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873, she campaigned for a "Mother's Peace Day" to be celebrated every June 2. The official Mother's Day holiday arose in 1905, following the death of Anna Jarvis' mother. She conceived the day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner named John Wanamaker, she organized the first official Mother's Day celebration at a Methodist church in 1908. The same day, thousands of people attended a Mother's Day event at one of Wanamaker's retail stores in Philadelphia. Mother's Day officially became a national holiday in 1914.

Mother's Day at Old Kinderhook

Old Kinderhook is offering several different specials to help you make this Mother's Day one she'll never forget!

Mother's Day Brunch

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The menu will feature Cold Smoked Salmon, Gulf Chilled Shrimp, Back Yard Salad, an Omelet Station, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Prime Rib, Stuffed Chicken, Danish, Pastries, various desserts and much, much more! Prices are $32 for adults, $27 for seniors, $10 for children 5-10 and children 4 & under eat free. Please call 573-317-3560 for reservations. Get the full menu here.

Mother's Day Hotel Special

When you spend Mother's Day at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, you can enjoy the following special package for just $299 per room, per night, plus applicable taxes:
  • Overnight Accommodations in either a Queen/Queen or King with Queen Sofa Sleeper Room in The New Lodge (with a 2pm Late Checkout) 
  • Brunch for Two at The Trophy Room
  • One 45-Minute Massage OR one round of golf on our Tom Weiskopf championship golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks (Add a Round of Golf for $59) 
  • One Dozen Red Roses  

Or take advantage of our other Mother's Day Special with includes the following for just $199 per room, per night, plus applicable taxes:
  • Overnight Accommodations in either a Queen/Queen or King with Queen Sofa Sleeper Room in The New Lodge (with a 2pm Late Checkout) 
  • Brunch for Two at The Trophy Room
  • Add a Round of Golf for $59
For lodging reservations, call 573-317-4314

Mother's Day Spa Special 

Treat mom to an extra special Mother's Day with our chocolate spa package she will never forget! the package includes:
  • Chocolate Pedicure
  • Chocolate Massage 
  • Chocolate Martini 
Package cost is $160. Please call 573-317-3519 to make your appointment.

Let Old Kinderhook help you make this Mother's Day extra special! Contact our Lake of the Ozarks resort today to make your reservations for Mother's Day weekend. See you soon!

Make Old Kinderhook Your Place at the Lake by calling 888-346-4949 today! 


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