Tarleton’s Gordon Center to host another summer Discovery Day

Gets Hands-On at the Gordon Center

Gets Hands-On at the Gordon Center

Monday, July 16, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas hosts its second summer Discovery Day Wednesday, July 25.

Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the museum for hands-on science experiments, history and art.

Gordon Center Discovery Day features two sessions — one at 10 a.m. to noon for kindergartners through second graders, and the other from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for third through fifth graders.

The activity lineup features:
• An immigration art project;
• Homemade ice cream; and
• Science experiments using magnet slime.

The event is free and parents are invited to join their kids for the day.

Reservations are highly encouraged. To register or for more information go to [email protected] or 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.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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