This Day in History December 29, 1851

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

For more info:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-ymca/

http://pdxretro.com/2010/12/americas-first-ymca-on-this-date-in-1851/

http://www.ymcaboston.org/our-cause/mission-history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YMCA

http://famousdaily.com/history/first-ymca-opens-in-boston-massachusetts.html

 

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42-year-old single mother of an active 13-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher

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  1. Jared Z. December 29, 2013 Reply

    that’s nice

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