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Sweetwater County Historical Museum Closed on Labor Day

August 29, 2019
 
The Sweetwater County Historical Museum will be closed all day on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day.
 
By the spring of 1894, some two dozen states had individually recognized a holiday that honored the nation’s workers, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the legislation declaring Labor Day a federal holiday to be celebrated annually on the first Monday of September.
 
Labor Day, 2019, is the 125th anniversary of the holiday, but it is still uncertain who actually came up with the idea. Peter McQuire, a carpenter who was co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, is credited by many, but so is Matthew Maquire, a machinist and secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
 
The museum will return to its normal summer hours on Tuesday, September 3rd. 
 
The museum staff wishes everyone a happy and safe Labor Day!The Sweetwater County Historical Museum will be closed all day on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day.
 
By the spring of 1894, some two dozen states had individually recognized a holiday that honored the nation’s workers, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the legislation declaring Labor Day a federal holiday to be celebrated annually on the first Monday of September.
 
Labor Day, 2019, is the 125th anniversary of the holiday, but it is still uncertain who actually came up with the idea. Peter McQuire, a carpenter who was co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, is credited by many, but so is Matthew Maquire, a machinist and secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
 
The museum will return to its normal summer hours on Tuesday, September 3rd. 
 
The museum staff wishes everyone a happy and safe Labor Day!

Upcoming Events

Celebratet the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell's  launch from Green River, Wyoming to begin his famous 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers. On May 22-34, the University of Wyoming and SCREE will also host a Saturday University with several intersting speakers about Powell and his impact. See Powell150.org for more info or our Facebook and Instagram pages. The museum will also have a very special Powell exhibit up soon, also featuring artwork from UW! Watch our social media pages for more info. 

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