San Angelo celebrates National Museum Day on Saturday with free admission to five local museums, including Fort Concho and the Nature Center.
Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St., will host its annual Archaeology Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the northeast corner of the site in the Barracks 6, Quartermaster and Commissary buildings. The whole site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Nature Center, 7409 Knickerbocker Road, will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

Elsewhere, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, 1 Love St., and its new exhibits of Japanese art will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Railway Museum of San Angelo at the historic Santa Fe Depot, 703 S. Chadbourne St., is also open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 18½ E. Concho Ave., Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum will conduct hourly tours from 1 p.m. to 4 pm.

Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, National Museum Day celebrates the culture and heritage that our nation’s thousands of museums preserve and share with our citizens. Fort Concho Manager Bob Bluthardt noted San Angelo has celebrated National Museum Day for about 10 years.

“Few cities of San Angelo's size can boast five high-quality museums that cover local and national history, the arts and natural history,” Bluthardt said, adding that Saturday poses “an ideal opportunity to explore some of San Angelo’s great cultural treasures for free.”

For more information, call Fort Concho at 325-657-4444 or the Nature Center at 325-942-0121.