After doing some research on the history of Stroll ‘n Roll, RRVTA’s then Event Chair, Sammie Hatfield, discovered that the first year it was held was 2009 when the City of Wichita Falls issued a Proclamation. According to the Proclamation, a Museum Coalition was formed to coordinate the event. The event was started as a community awareness event for the museums and historic attractions. Even after nine years, many attendees are first-time visitors to the venues. In 2009, the participating museums included: Museum of North Texas History, Museum of Art at MSU, Fire and Police Museum, Railroad Museum, Call Field Living Museum, Kell House Museum, River Bend Nature Center, Kemp Center for the Arts and Sheppard AFB Heritage Center.
RRVTA joined the event in 2012. Currently, on average, about 30 museums and attractions participate annually by waiving any admission fee. Attendance ranges by venue from 800 to 50 for the day but many of the venues consider this there busiest day of the year. In addition, many of them offer special activities, refreshments and exhibits for the day.
RRVTA hopes that your community will continue to help make this annual event bigger and better as the years pass. Stroll ’n Roll is always held the second Saturday of September every year