– Columbus Day history:
“Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937.”
“Columbus Day was changed to the second Monday in October beginning in 1971,” quoting the History Channel.
Federal offices, post offices and some banks will be closed.
City, county and state offices and Timberland Regional Library will be open.