Tarleton’s Gordon Center celebrates the 1920s with ‘Museum After Dark’

Thursday, March 31, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dress in your best 1920s attire and bring a flashlight to Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas this Saturday, April 2, for “Museum After Dark!”

The free scavenger hunt begins at 7:30 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages. As participants finish the hunt, they’ll receive a password for the museum’s “speakeasy” to enjoy light refreshments, period jazz and a photo booth.

Free transportation is available from the university’s Stephenville campus on a first-come, first-served basis for Tarleton students who reserve a seat by Friday, April 1. For reservations, call 254-968-1886.

The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, 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 www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter 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 transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.