You may know the Fort Concho Museum in San Angelo as a well-preserved 19th-century frontier fort. From now until Aug. 10, you can see not only this gem of Texas history, but also a show of Western art from 30 select professional artists of the American Plains Artists organization, 13 of them from Texas.
The works depict the Great Plains in oils, acrylics or bronze: people, wildlife, horses, ranching, cactuses and other scenes of the area.
If you happen to visit on July 26, you can enjoy Fort Concho’s National Cowboy Day celebration with a chuck wagon-style breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by good old Western entertainment.
Fort Concho, built in 1867, protected settlers and the railroads for 22 years. Today, with 17 original and five rebuilt structures, it is owned and operated by the city of San Angelo.
Author: Mary G. Ramos, Dallas Morning News