Fort Worth celebrates art, culture with free museum admissions

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Fort Worth’s cultural district will offer free visits to nine destinations as well as live performances for one day to celebrate cultural arts within the city.

Day in the District will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27. According to the event’s website,  free transportation, within the district, will be provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority.

 “We are just trying to introduce people to the performing arts,” said Dustin Van Orne, media relations coordinator for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Orne said The Modern will open its special exhibit Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s a week beforehand.

Day in the District’s live performances will tease to their regular program performances, Orne said, and the whole thing is a great way for local people to realize that Fort Worth has a vibrant cultural arts district that is not just for tourists passing through.

Log Cabin Village, located in the 109, is another one of the nine museums people can visit for free during Day in the District.

Buttermilk Junction will perform live music throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rena Lawrence, Log Cabin Village educator and collections manager said. In addition, Imagination Celebration will be sponsoring Twice Upon a Time storytellers to perform intermittently from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Of course, we’ll have our historical interpreters here demonstrating and telling people about life in the 1800s,” she said.

Lawrence said collectively, visitors save about $5,000 in Log Cabin Village admissions fees during the free Day in the District.

“Often times, it is an opportunity for people who have never been here to discover what we’re all about,” she said. “Hopefully, we’re able to create some long lasting relationships and people can see us a community resource and realize that history is very approachable.”

For more information about participating museums and schedules, visit http://fwdayinthedistrict.org/.

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