Tarleton’s W.K. Gordon Center to host kids’ summer camps


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STEPHENVILLE (June 9, 2015) — The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas will host “A Day in Thurber” Kids’ Camps at the museum grounds on June 22 and 29.

The June 22 camp is for children entering 3rd and 4th grades, and the June 29 camp is for those entering 5th and 6th grades. Both camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thurber ghost town once had a population of 10,000 people from 18 nations. In the early 1900s, Thurber had a bustling downtown, two schools, many stores and services and a vibrant multicultural, community life.

At “A Day in Thurber,” children will play games, make crafts, engage in activities and explore museum exhibits to learn what life was like during Thurber’s boom years.

The cost of the camp is $10 per child and registration is open through June 12. Campers will need to provide their own lunches, however afternoon snacks will be provided. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the Gordon Center in Thurber.

To register, contact the Gordon Center at 254-968-1886 or email sadams@tarleton.edu. Registration information also is on the museum’s website: www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter.

The Gordon Center is a museum and research facility of Tarleton State University. Located at Exit 367 on Interstate 20 between Fort Worth and Abilene, this program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities, Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The center is open to the public on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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