400th Anniversary of Columbus Day Program


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400th Anniversary of Columbus Day Program from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of 400th Anniversary of Columbus Day Program. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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400th Anniversary of Columbus Day Program is text. Its dimensions are 8.42 in. x 5.50 in..

It was created on Friday, October 21, 1892.

Worthington Schools is the Creator. Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

The 400th anniversary of Columbus Day was a nationwide celebration involving approximately 13,000,000 school children across the United States. This program documents the local ceremonies held by Worthington Public Schools.

At the national level, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation urging Americans to mark the day, October 21, 1892 as an official recognition of Columbus Day. In 1890, The Youth's Companion, one of the most popular and influential American periodicals of the 19th century, suggested that the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America ought to be celebrated everywhere in the nation. That year Congress created a commission to promote such a celebration. The Congressional commission asked that every community in America hold a celebration on "Columbus Day," October 21, 1892. Although Columbus Day is traditionally celebrated on October 12, the date of October 21 was chosen in 1892 in order to compensate for a change from the Julian calendar. It was believed that public schools would form the most fitting centers for a national chain of local celebrations. This nationwide demonstration was known as the "National Public School Celebration of Columbus Day".

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 79-G-402 (box Ephemera - Program).

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0863.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 10, 2005. It was last updated November 17, 2017.