Join Tarleton’s Gordon Center for ‘Museum After Dark’ fun Oct. 15

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Round up friends, family and flashlights on Saturday, Oct. 15, when Tarleton State Univesity’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas hosts Museum After Dark: Election Edition.

The free event takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is suitable for all ages. Participants explore the museum with a flashlight, discover the turbulent elections of historic Thurber—Texas’ most famous ghost town—and cast their ballots to decide the fate of the town.

The W.K. Gordon Center, a Tarleton museum and research facility, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The center is located at Exit 367 on Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene. For more information, visit or the museum’s Facebook page.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Mary Adams, Museum Educator / Facilities Manager
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.