Paint the town at Tarleton’s W.K. Gordon Center Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Create your own masterpiece of the historic Thurber smokestack Sunday, Sept. 11, when the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council comes to Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas for an artful afternoon.

The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. and includes all art supplies and snacks. Cost is $35 per person.

Seating is limited, so call 254-965-6190 to reserve your spot.

Once part of Thurber’s electric power plant, the 128-foot smokestack can be seen from Interstate 20.

The W.K. Gordon Center, a Tarleton museum and research facility located in the historic ghost town of Thurber, 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.