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City of San Angelo celebrates National Museum Day Sept. 26

City museums will offer free admission and some will have special programs, exhibits and events.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo's museums - Fort Concho, the Railway Museum of San Angelo, the San Angelo Nature Center - as well as the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Miss Hattie's Museum will take part in National Museum Day Saturday, Sept. 26. 

According to a City press release, all five museums will be open and some will have special programs, exhibits and events.

There will be no charge, but donations will be accepted.

The Fort Concho Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "The Life and Times of Texas Icon, Charles Goodnight" exhibit remains in the Fort Concho Barracks, 1 Visitor Center and the fort's gun crew will be firing hourly salutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SAMFA will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its newest displays are the "True Texas: Folk and Traditional Arts of the Concho Valley" and the Angelo State University Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition.

The Railway Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits will include five model trains, static trains, train artifacts and a historic photo display.

Miss Hattie's Museum will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer self-guided tours. Staff members will be available to answer questions.

The Nature Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature special displays in accordance with a "skins and skulls" theme.

In addition to free admission, attendees will receive a card, which they can have punched at any museum. After visiting at least three museums, attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a gift basket sponsored by the five museums. The card can be left any of the museums to be collected.