Tarleton’s W.K. Gordon Center Offers Free Admission to First Responders


Thursday, July 21, 2022

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It’s a tough time to be a first responder in Texas. Extreme heat and wildfires present perilous challenges almost daily.

Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center for Industrial History of Texas would like these brave folks to visit as honored guests.

Starting immediately and lasting through August, first responders and their families will have free admission.

The W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center’s main gallery tells the story of Thurber (1886- 1940) in Erath County, now a ghost town but once a coal mining and brick making city owned and operated by the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Co.

The center, at 65258 Interstate 20, Exit 36, in Mingus, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

More at 254-968-1886, [email protected] or tarleton.edu/gordoncenter.

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.