The State of Arkansas will observe George Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day as an official state holiday on Monday, Feb. 17, according to a news release from the Secretary of State’s office.


State Capitol Offices and all state buildings will be closed. The state Capitol Building, however, will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Capitol cafe and the gift shop will be closed, according to the release.