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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Work and Events => Topic started by: Russ Nelson on May 02, 2019, 01:51:22 PM

Title: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Russ Nelson on May 02, 2019, 01:51:22 PM
Has a date been set for the Fall Work Weekend 2019? We stayed at a wonderful Airbnb, and want to reserve it for the fall. It's up in Jefferson, so a bit of a drive, but she's such a wonderful host we want to go back.

Monday October 14th is Columbus day, or as they now say in Maine, Indigenous People's Day. So is the FWW 10/11 through 10/14 ?
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: James Patten on May 02, 2019, 01:57:34 PM
Russ, you are correct in your dates.  FWW is now on Indigenous People's Weekend.  :-X
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 02, 2019, 02:56:40 PM
As US/Russian funny man Jacov Smirnoff used to say..."WHAT A COUNTRY!!"   ::) ;D
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on May 03, 2019, 06:28:58 AM
FWW is now on Indigenous People's Weekend.  :-X

When did this come about :o???

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 03, 2019, 07:03:02 AM
Signed into law this week...
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on May 03, 2019, 07:37:41 AM
Well they'll still keep the holiday, government workers would strike if they lost a holiday that most other workers don't get!
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: James Patten on May 03, 2019, 09:01:55 AM
Yes it is still a holiday, thank goodness.  Same holiday, different name.
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Graham Buxton on May 03, 2019, 02:41:26 PM
News article about the change in Maine ...
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April 26, 2019  / CBS News;  Maine on Friday became the latest state to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day when Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill making the change official. Other states that have made the change include neighboring Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota.
Full article here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-renames-columbus-day-with-indigenous-peoples-day/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/maine-renames-columbus-day-with-indigenous-peoples-day/)
Title: Re: Fall Work Weekend 2019
Post by: Philip Marshall on May 03, 2019, 08:46:55 PM
Columbus Day is still a federal holiday though, regardless of what the state government wants to call it.