SAN ANGELO, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation is celebrating a century of service this year with a traveling exhibit including a refurbished 27 foot long 1918 Liberty Truck and other transportation memorabilia. The San Angelo District will host a community event on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 3pm – 7pm in celebration of the occasion. The public, former employees and retirees are all welcome to attend at the district office located at 4502 Knickerbocker Road in San Angelo.
Festivities will include an antique equipment display, cars from each decade provided by the Wool Capital Region Antique Auto Club, and a live broadcast with KGKL 97.5 FM from 3 pm – 5pm. Two videos will also be replayed throughout the open house. One features the history of the agency for the last 100 years and the other video features the history of the San Angelo District with interviews from retired and current employees.
TxDOT would like individuals to sign the centennial poster, take a selfie with “Miss Liberty”, view demonstrations, and enjoy light refreshments. The event will also feature lots of old photographs and exhibits. “Share a Memory” cards will be available for guests to write a memory of TxDOT. These cards will be placed in a time capsule later this year at the district headquarters in San Angelo, to be opened in 50 years. Guests can also help identify the people and places in old photographs.