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Museum Day 2014

Museum Day 2014
Come enjoy the fun, adventure and excitement of Museum Day 2014.
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Area museums, attractions and one historic site
Cost: FREE
Phone: 940-761-7401

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Museum Day 2012 Free Shuttle Service
Bring the family and friends and enjoy the fun, adventure and excitement of Museum Day 2014. Free bus and trolley service is provided to eight downtown museums, attractions (park at MPEC for shuttle service) and one historic site. Three other area museums can be accessed by private transportation. Last trolley runs at 4pm.

Plenty to See
Once on your way you'll experience the rich history of Wichita Falls and North Texas, see unique collections from our past and from around the world and the latest art and sculpture sweeping the nation.
 Downtown Museums, Attractions and Historic Sites
Kemp Center for the Arts
Location: 1300 Lamar
Open: M-F 9-5 Sat. 10-4
Museum Day Hours:10-5
Website: Kemp Center
Phone: 940-767-2787

The Kemp Center for the Arts is the heart of the arts community in Wichita Falls. Home to the Arts Council, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sculpture Garden, NorthLight Gallery, West End Studio and the What's Up Downstairs area the Kemp Center is the place to experience art and culture in Northg Texas.
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Museum of North Texas History Museum of North Texas History
Location: 720 Indiana
Open:Tues-Fri 10-12 and 1-4
Sat 10-2
Museum Day Hours: 10-5
Website: Museum of N. TX History
Phone: 940-322-7628

History comes alive at this North Texas favorite. Step back into the past and explore the oil and gas industry, six rooms of military exhibits, the Monroe Street Post Office, Nat's Hats, rotating special exhibits, guided tours and more.
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Wichita Falls Railroad Museum
Location: 500 9th Street
Open: Sat 12-4
Museum Day Hours: 10-5
Website: Railroad Museum
Phone: 940-723-2661

Railroad buffs from across the country and around the world place the Wichita Falls Railroad Museum at the top of their list when wanting to be surrounded by everything railroad. Climb aboard actual train cars and Steam Locomotives including Commuter Cars, Pullman Troop Sleepers, Dining Cars, Post Office and Baggage Cars, Cabooses and so much more.
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Location: 919 Indiana
Open: Check website for show times and special events 
Museum Day Hours: 10-5
Website: Wichita Theatre
Phone: 940-723-9037 or 800-275-2889

The historic Wichita Theatre has been entertaining residents and visitors since 1909 when they were known as the Wichita Falls Opera House. Today the staff and volunteers carry on this rich entertainment history with live theater, concerts, special events, theater camps and more.
The theater is dedicated to involving the entire family in their efforts and invites you to stop by to see how you can step in and enjoy the fun!
Backdoor Theatre
Location: 501 Indiana
Open: Check website for show times and special events
Museum Day Hours: 10-5
Website: Backdoor Theatre
Phone: 940-322-5000
           
The Backdoor Theatre has been entertaining residents and visitors since 1971 and to date has created over 600 productions and concerts. The facility has two theaters, the Main Stage and Dinner Stage, which are active throughout the year with plays, concerts, celebrations, theater camps and more. If you've ever though about trying out your acting skills give them a call for dates and times of auditions.
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Location: 8th and Ohio
Open: Consult the website for hours and special events
Museum Day Hours: 7:30-5:00
Website: Downtown Proud
Phone: 940-322-4525

The Wichita Falls Farmers Market is a jewel for residents and visitors. The facility hosts the very popular "Farmers Market" featuring a long list of locally grown produce and specialty items for sale as well as many events throughout the year including Cajun Fest, City Lights Parade, Zombie Crawl and many other festivals, fairs and activities.

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Wichita Falls Art Association-Jensen Gallery
Location: 600 8th Street
Hours: Mon-Thu 10:00 to 7:00
Fri-Sat 10:00 to 8:00
Museum Day Hours: 10:00 to 8:00
Phone: 817-366-9916

Visit the City's only urban art gallery featuring local artists and artists from across the country. Enjoy paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Join them for their special gallery night held once each month. 
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Wichita Falls Fire and Police Museum
Location: 106 Pecan
Hours: Open the first Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm or anytime by appointment
Museum Day Hours: 10:00-5:00  

The Fire and Police Museum presents the important and honored history of the men and women of the Wichita Falls Fire and Police Departments through wonderful displays, historic photographs, equipment and wonderful fire engines such as a 1916 American LaFrance engine and many other fire trucks sure to thrill people of all ages.  Rides are available on special occasions. 
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 Riverside Cemetery   Riverside Cemetery
Location: 1810 5th Street
Open: Daylight hours only
Museum Day: 10:00 to 5:00

The tree lined roads and pathways of Riverside Cemetery lead to the resting places of city leaders, honored members of the military, philanthropists, business leaders, industrial innovators, pioneers, politicians and the infamous.
Tour books offer significant insite into the lives, tales and works of the people who lived in and formed the city of Wichita Falls.
Tour books can be purchased at the Wichita County Heritage Society located at 900 Bluff, (940) 723-0623.

State of Texas Travel Center
Location: 900 Central Freeway
Open: 6:am to 6:pm
Museum Day Hours: 6:00 to 6:00
Website: Travel Center Wichita Falls
Phone: 1-800-452-9292

The Texas Travel Center of Wichita Falls is also an enthusiastic participant in Museum Day 2014. Residents and visitors can stop by the facility and gather all sorts of valuable information about touring Texas.

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Museums Outside of the Downtown Area

 
The Juanita harvey Art Gallery at MSU The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at MSU
Location: Midwestern State University Fain Fine Arts Center on the corner of Louis Rodriguez Drive and Nocona
Open: M-F 9:00-12:00/2:00-5:00
Museum Day: 10:00-5:00
Website: Juanita Harvey Gallery
Phone: 940-397-4264

See wonderful exhibits from MSU students, visiting artists and special exhibits covering every genre of art including sculpture, photography, graphic arts, painting and more.
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Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU
Location: 2 Eureka Circle
Hours: Tues-Fri 9:30-5:00
Sat 10:30-5:00
Museum Day: 10:00-5:00
Website: Museum of Art at MSU
Phone: 940-397-8900

Experience wonderful rotating exhibits from around the world, permanent collections, art classes, discussion groups, concerts by the lake and much more.
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Call Field Memorial Exhibit
Call Field Memorial Exhibit
Location: Kickapoo Airport 4515 Jacksboro Highway 
Open: Sat 10-2
Museum Day 10-5
Website: Call Field Museum
Phone: 940-766-1735

The museum honors the brave men who trained in Wichita Falls at the World War I Army Air Corp base known as Call Field from 1917-1918. Hundreds of pilots learned to fly using the Curtiss JN4-D "Jenny."  The museum has one of only five Curtiss Jenny's left that can take to the sky.
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Other Participating Cities
Red River Valley Tourism Association
Locations: Bowie, Denison, Duncan, Henrietta, Jacksboro, Lawton and Fort Sill, Muenster, Nocona, Paducah, Paris, Seymour, Sherman, Vernon and more

The Museum Day Committee is very pleased to be joined by the Red River Tourism Association and several of its member cities to promote museums and galleries. 

The RRVTA has 53 member cities. To learn more go to redrivervalley.info.
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