Today’s post was written by Gail E. Farr,
Archives Specialist at the National Archives at Philadelphia.
the 1990s, various communities and organizations throughout the U.S. and other
countries began to designate a day on which employees would have an opportunity
to invite their own children or relatives to join them at work. Nationally, the official day for these
observances has since been designated as the last Thursday in April which this
year falls on April 28, 2016.
Shown here, a young helper
assists in sawing rafter poles for the Blacksmith Shop restoration at Hopewell
Furnace National Historic Site, Pennsylvania, December 1949.
Hopewell Village 101 Restoration, 1946 – 1952. Completion Report on the Restoration of the
Blacksmith Shop, Hopewell Village National Historic Site, by James Cass,
Superintendent, September 28, 1950.
Correspondence Relating to Parks, 1937 – 1959. Records of the National Park Service Region
V. Record Group 79; National Archives at Philadelphia. (Record Entry ID: PH-3508).
(Series NAID: 25341373).