This Day in History December 29, 1851

By Ruth on December 29, 2013 in American history, history

Be sure to watch the video about today’s feature.  I couldn’t have said it better myself!  On this date in 1851, the very first YMCA was opened.  Boston, Massachusetts is the site of this center.  Originally, it was intended to provide a place for  British sailors who had landed in  America.  It was modeled after the very first YMCA that opened in London in 1844.  It was established as a Christian organization and emphasized things that were important to evangelicals.  Although it has changed in scope and purpose to a degree, it still is a viable, influential organization that provides important services for  people all over this country and world.
Armed Services Y.M.C.A.

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  1. Jared Z. December 29, 2013 Reply

    that’s nice

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