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Education & Programs

Sunday Afternoon Programs

The W.K. Gordon Center hosts free programs featuring guest speakers and authors once a month on Sunday afternoons. Programs cover a variety of topics relating to Texas industrial history, Thurber and local industries. Past events have included programs by Veldhuizen Cheese Company, author Dr. Gene Tucker's book "Oysters, Macaroni & Beer", Dino-Club beekeepers, wine tastings and many more! Please check the calendar or our Facebook page for program dates!

Night Out at the Opera House

From the 1920's to the 1930's, Thurber's famous Opera House showed silent and black & white films. The Night Out at the Opera House is a free public program that features films shown during this time period. Films are shown in the W.K. Gordon's recreated Opera House located inside the museum. Past movies have included the 1933 Dracula, 1920 The Sheik, 1933 Alice in Wonderland and more! Please check the calendar and news feed for future program dates!

Join us for our first Night Out at the Opera House of 2015 as we screen Howard Hughes' 1932 film, Scarface. Ditch the hearts and flowers for this classic gangster film starring Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak. The show starts at 6:30pm on Saturday, February 7; snacks will be provided at intermission. This program is free to the public but seating is limited. Reservations are requested. Please contact Shae Adams at or 254-968-1886 for more details. 

Special Events

We're looking forward to more great events in 2015!