September 7, 2018
National Grandma Moses Day
Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born on September 7, 1860. Known by her nickname Grandma Moses, she was a renowned American folk artist who began painting in earnest at the age of 78. Her works have been marketed on greeting cards and are among the collections of many museums. In November 2006, her 1943 work Sugaring Off became her highest-selling work at US $1.2 million.
National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day commemorates the opening of the James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City. The firm of McKim, Mead & White designed the New York General Post Office, which opened to the public on Labor Day (September 7) in 1914. The building is famous for bearing the inscription: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."