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

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STEPHENVILLE (June 17, 2016) — 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 and its exhibits highlight life, culture and industry of Thurber, Texas, once a town of 10,000 residents. At the museum, children will get a taste of life in a 19th and 20th century town through dynamic, interactive activities and unique artifacts. Exhibits answer questions such as: What was it like mining underground? What did people do for fun? Where did they shop and what did they buy?
The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas and its exhibits highlight life, culture and industry of Thurber, Texas, once a town of 10,000 residents. At the museum, children will get a taste of life in a 19th and 20th century town through dynamic, interactive activities and unique artifacts. Exhibits answer questions such as: What was it like mining underground? What did people do for fun? Where did they shop and what did they buy?

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.

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