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Education & Programs

Sunday Afternoon Programs

The W.K. Gordon Center hosts free programs featuring guest speakers and authors once a month on Sunday afternoons. Programs cover a variety of topics relating to Texas industrial history, Thurber and local industries. Past events have included programs by Veldhuizen Cheese Company, author Dr. Gene Tucker's book "Oysters, Macaroni & Beer", Dino-Club beekeepers, wine tastings and many more! Please check the calendar or our Facebook page for program dates!

Join us in welcoming John Versluis, Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College, as he presents a program on “Texan Recipients of the Medal of Honor and the Texas Heritage Museum’s Official State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans.” This is a free public program and will begin at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 17th. Reservations are not required. Please contact Shae Adams at sadams@tarleton.edu or 254-968-1886 for more information. 

Night Out at the Opera House

From the 1920's to the 1930's, Thurber's famous Opera House showed silent and black & white films. The Night Out at the Opera House is a free public program that features films shown during this time period. Films are shown in the W.K. Gordon's recreated Opera House located inside the museum. Past movies have included the 1933 Dracula, 1920 The Sheik, 1933 Alice in Wonderland and more! Please check the calendar and news feed for future program dates!

Bring out the kids for our family Night Out at the Opera House as we screen the 1933 film, Little Women, on April 25. Featuring a young Katharine Hepburn, this movie offers something for kids and adults. The movie starts at 6:30pm with snacks provided at intermission.  This program is free to the public but seating is limited, so we suggest you reserve your seats today. Please contact Shae Adams at sadams@tarleton.edu or 254-968-1886 for more information. 

Special Events

Stay tuned for upcoming special events.