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Father’s Day June 18, 2017, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Father's DayThe Museum celebrates Father’s Day by giving every dad a free ride when accompanied by a ticketed family member.

Did you know?

Father’s Day, as we celebrate it today, was conceptualized by Ms. Sonora Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. It so happened that Sonora attended a Mother’s Day Sermon in 1909 and she was struck with the noble idea that society must observe a day to honor the important contribution made by father in the raising of children.

Encouraged by the love of her father, William Smart, a civil war veteran who single-handedly raised her along with her five siblings after the death of her mother, Sonora worked hard to make her concept a reality. The noble idea of celebrating Father’s Day soon spread across the nation.

Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. Finally, in 1972 President Nixon established Father’s Day as a permanent national day of observance on the third Sunday of June.

June 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


June 18, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River St.
East Haven, CT 06512 United States
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