hopewell furnace national historic site

Join in Take Your Child to Work Day

Today’s post was written by Gail E. Farr, Archives Specialist at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

Beginning in 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.

Series Citation: 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).