Tarleton’s Gordon Center Hosts Candles and Carols

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Western musicians Miss Devon and the Outlaw, along with area poet Teresa Burleson, will headline Candles and Carols, a holiday event hosted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, by the W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center.

Attendees are urged to participate in the museum’s Christmas Tree Extravaganza by voting for their favorite tree decorated by local businesses. 

The W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center, a facility of Tarleton State University, is at 65258 Interstate 20, Exit 367, in Mingus and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The combined museum and special collections library is located at the site of the Thurber ghost town. 

Visitors enjoy interactive exhibits that explore the birth, operations and slow fade of the town owned by the Texas and Pacific Coal Co.

For more information, call 254-968-1886, email [email protected] or visit https://web.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter/#upcomingevents.

A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, 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.