Wednesday, September 2, 2015

150 years of Fort Worth

You may have seen parts of this exhibit on my snapchat (username: TX.Sass) on Monday.  Chris and I had the afternoon together and we were looking for a little something to do that was free, air conditioned and wouldn't take our entire day, since we also wanted some relaxing time.  This 150 Years of Fort Worth history exhibit was just the thing!
We passed the downtown exhibit on our walk last week and I made a mental note.  On Monday we had lunch at the Paris Coffee Shop and then it hit me in the car on the way home... perfect afternoon activity!  We visited the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History a little while ago and really enjoyed it, so we knew that this satellite exhibit would be great too!  And best of all, it's located downtown and it's FREE!  So we drove home, said hi to our animals for a few minutes, then walked to the nearest Molly the Trolley stop.  If you still haven't given Molly a try, it's a must in downtown!  Although downtown is very walkable, this heat is ridiculous sometimes!  No one wants to arrive at their destination covered in sweat.  Molly the Trolley is free and the AC is always blasting!  It is such a cute way to get around town.

The exhibit is located in the historic Fire Station #1, on the corner of 2nd and Commerce Street.  I thought it was pretty cool that the location was actually one of the parts of the exhibit... so you can read about the Fire Station while standing in the actual fire station!

The exhibit chronicles "Fort Worth's development, from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town, to present day".  You can read a little bit more about it HERE.  I took a few pictures of some of the most interesting parts to me.  There's a lot to see and learn, so make sure you check it out yourself!
Fort Worth has a very colorful past!  It may be a smaller city, but so much has happened and so many historical figures have come out of it, or a least visited.  I feel blessed to call this city my home!

The exhibit is open daily from 9am to 8pm.  Be sure to check it out someday on your lunch break, after work, or even a weekend... maybe before you head to Sundance Square, since they're within a few blocks of each other.

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