Good morning, San Angelo. This is your Mayor Dwain Morrison, here with my weekly update of what’s happening in the City of San Angelo.

Happy birthday, Fort Concho! If you haven’t heard, San Angelo’s national historic landmark will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding later this year. To mark this milestone, the Fort is hosting a string of events throughout 2017 … including on Saturday. 

From 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, Fort Concho will host the first of three Museum Days this year. This new event for families will feature special tours, half-price admission, crafts and children’s activities, and living history demonstrations. Also on Saturday, Fort Concho opens a new exhibit titled “What’s Old is New.” The display will showcase a rotating array of the fort’s most recent acquisitions.

Fort Concho has also announced the launch of a new Junior Recruit program. This new offering involves a booklet designed to teach children ages 5 through 12 the fort’s history. Once children complete the required number of activities, they can become a Fort Concho Junior Recruit.  

The other two Museum Days at Fort Concho will be on the Saturdays of July 15th and November 18th. Admission to the fort and participation in Museum Day is free to all fort members and their families; non-members will be charged half-price admission. Fort membership information will be available at the events.

Speaking of the fort, mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, April 22nd. That’s when Fort Concho hosts its annual Frontier Day. The festivities will include the San Angelo Lions Clubs hosting a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 dollars per person. All other Frontier Day activities are free. That includes sheep-shearing and sheepdog demonstrations, living history re-enactments, trick roping and chuckwagon cooking.

For more information about Museum Day this Saturday and Frontier Day on April 22nd, visit fortconcho.com. You can also find more at the San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page. 

We’ll talk again next week. For the City of San Angelo, I’m Mayor Dwain Morrison.  

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