San Angelo Railroad Museum Looking for Living History Tour Guides
SAN ANGELO, Texas – The San Angelo Railroad Museum is currently looking for volunteers as Living History Tour Guides to transport visitors back to 1910, when the railroad depot first opened.
If you enjoy sharing the history of San Angelo and dressing to immerse visitors in the history museum, then a living history guide at the San Angelo Railroad Museum might be the job for you. For more information on these positions, please visit the depot on Friday, January 28 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at 703 South Chadbourne.
The San Angelo Railroad was built from 1909 to 1910 as the Texas headquarters for Kansas City, Mexico, and Arthur Stilwell’s Orient Railroad. When the KMC&O Railroad was completed, the depot was not only the largest building in San Angelo, it also helped provide an economical new transportation route from Texas to many places such as Kansas City and the Mexican port of Topolobampo. San Angelo also served as a major site on this rail system during this time.
After economic and political instability, the KMC&O Railroad company was acquired by Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Railroad continued to serve San Angelo until the 1980s, when local citizens worked together to help save the depot from the demolition. Today, the depot still exists, filled with numerous artifacts, documents, photographs and more to share the history of the railroad in San Angelo.
The rail depot is open to visitors Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $3 to $5.
For more information on Living History Tour Guide positions, contact Linda Bond at 936-371-1271 or [email protected]