Closures set for M.L. King holiday

Monday is Martin Luther King Day, declared a national holiday in 1986 to commemorate Dr. King's dream of multiracial justice. Service organizations urge Americans to make it a day on - not off - by getting involved in service projects.

Most schools, federal offices, post offices and banks will close.

"Our district is closed on the 19th," said Kathy Eghoian, administrative secretary with Carson City Schools.

The same goes for city offices, according to Amy Charles, office support tech.

"We are all closed, except for public safety - you know, the sheriff's department, fire department. They'll be open."

All state offices will be closed, including Department of Motor Vehicles, the divisions of Forestry and Health, and the Treasurer's Office. All of these offices will re-open on Tuesday with their normal hours.

Carson City post offices will be closed Monday.

Folks looking for something to do Monday can consider the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada at 813 N. Carson St.

"We are going to be open for Martin Luther King Day, and we are going to be inviting people to come and learn more about Martin Luther King," said Frieda Ford, president of the museum's board of directors.

The museum, open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., will offer art projects involving faces and hands of all colors. Call 884-2226 for details.

The Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum will be open Monday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. There won't be any trains running at the railroad museum, however. They won't be "steaming up" again until May.

Most stores and businesses will be open with their regular hours.

Most area senior centers will be closed. The centers in Storey County, Dayton, Douglas County, Fernley, Silver Springs and Yerington will be closed Monday, but the Carson City center will be open.

The Brewery Arts Center on King Street will be closed.

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Contact Karl Horeis at or 881-1219.

"I have a dream ... I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today."

- Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.


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