Fort Concho is presenting "National Day Of The Cowboy-Old West Gunfight Show on Saturday, July 23rd at the Fort.

This sounds like a lot of fun and a great learning experience as Fort Concho will celebrate National Day of the Cowboy Saturday, July 23, from 9:00 - 10:30 am in the Quartermaster Galleries. This is part of the American Plains Artists Show.

This celebration marks the contributions of the American Cowboy to the national culture. It has been celebrated at Fort Concho for the past ten years.

The entire event is free to everyone and as I mentioned earlier is part of the the American Plains Western Art Show which will remain open until 4:00 pm on the 23rd. This year’s show features eighty-six works of painting and sculpture by fifty-one artists from seventeen states, covering many western themes of cowboys, Native Americans, ranching and farming, and the many people and animals who inhabit the Great Plains.

The event starts at 9 am with a breakfast reception at the Quartermaster Galleries with pastries, juice, coffee. It will be followed by a Gallery Talk by Laura Huckaby, Collections Manager at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts at 9:30 am. Shortly after 10:00 am, guests are invited to watch the Concho Cowboy Company perform one of their award-winning programs outside the Quartermaster Galleries.

Find out more about the Concho Cowboy Company by clicking here.

Fort Concho is located at 630 South Oakes in San Angelo and they invite all to come out and enjoy the day. For more information, contact Fort Concho at 325-481-2730 or (325) 481-2646.

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