W.K. Gordon Center offers free admission to military personnel, families

W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas beginning Saturday, May 28, through Labor Day.

The W.K. Gordon Center is one of 2,000 Blue Star Museums across America that will offer free admission to all active military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families through Monday, Sept. 5. The effort is a collaboration of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense to thank service members and their families for their sacrifices.

The W.K. Gordon Center, 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 System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 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.