Tarleton’s Gordon Center hosts Kessler Thomas exhibition




Thursday, May 28, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The W.K. Gordon Center for Texas Industrial History has added a summer outdoor exhibit on a local boy who served with honor in World War II.

In accordance with covid-19 regulations regarding gallery capacity, visitors may enjoy “Kessler O. Thomas: Thurber Boy to Fighter Pilot” in the center’s outdoor space as they cycle through the main gallery.

This is an encore performance of an installation that details a remarkable young man who was born in Thurber and became a pilot, then put his flying skills to use during the war.

The exhibition runs through June.

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