The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Jr., Wyoming Equality Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, January 22.
In 1973, Wyoming State Representatives Rodger McDaniel, Chuck Morrison, and Elizabeth Phelan introduced a House Bill 373 proposing a “Holiday honoring Martin Luther King.” The bill died in committee that year. It wasn’t until 1990 that the third Monday in January was designated as a state holiday (1990 Session Laws, Chapter 21).
Learn more about the history of MLK/Equality Day in the Wyoming Legislation database.