Tarleton’s Gordon Center offers free admission for kids June 25-26

History Comes to Life!

History Comes to Life!

Friday, June 17, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Enjoy a full weekend of interactive fun and crafts June 25 and 26 at Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas. There’s no admission for children 12 and under.

In addition to reconstructions of the old Thurber mercantile, livery stable and opera house, enjoy—Thurber Brick Roads of Texas—an exhibit that explores the process of brickmaking and roads paved with brick. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, workers at Thurber produced 80,000 bricks daily.

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 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.