This year's Museum Day will be held Saturday, September 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature nine area museums and attractions and one historic site. There are three newcomers to the event, the Hotter 'n Hell Hundred Clubhouse on N. Scott, Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery and the Red River ValleyTourism Association.
The Hotter 'n Hell Hundred staff and volunteers will be treating visitors to a "rest stop in action" outside the facility while inside there will be displays with memorabilia highlighting the history of America's largest century ride. The Red River Valley Tourism Association has members as far West as Paducah, East to New Boston, south to Jacksboro and Munday as well as the Oklahoma communities of Frederick, Lawton, Duncan, Ardmore and Hugo.
The latest art venue to join the tour, the Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery (600 8th Street, first floor of the Holt), is a popular downtown art gallery featuring works from local artists and artists from across the country. Rotating exhibits and art for sale are highlighted six days a week and during the association's Gallery Night the first Saturday of each month.
The featured museums on this year's tour in Wichita Falls include The Museum of North Texas History, Kell House Museum, Hotter 'n Hell Clubhouse, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery, Wichita Falls Railroad Museum, WWI Call Field Aviation Exhibit, Museum of Art at MSU and the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at MSU. The historic site is the Riverside Cemetery a picturesque cemetery with tree lined roads and pathways leading to the resting places of city leaders, honored members of the military, philanthropists, business leaders, industrial innovators, pioneers, politicians and the infamous.
Free shuttle service will again be offered beginning from the MPEC, 1000 5th Street, to the six downtown area museums and attractions and the Riverside Cemetery. The WWI Call Field Aviation Exhibit, Museum of Art at MSU, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at MSU and Red River Tourism participants can be reached by private vehicle.
In addition to the downtown museums being open for the tour day many downtown merchants and restaurants will also be open and welcoming tour participants. The Texas Travel Information Center, 900 Central Freeway, 940-723-7931, will also be participating as an information stop for local attractions and surrounding communities.