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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 future 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!

We have finished our 2014 Night Out at the Opera House showings for the year. Stay tuned for details about our next film in February 2015. 

Special Events

Join us for a holiday fiesta! Warm up at the Gordon Center for our holiday celebration featuring Ernesto's Mariachi Band on December 6, 2014 at 6:30pm. Enjoy fun, food and fellowship at this special event. Contact Mary Adams for details at 254-968-1886 or We look forward to welcoming you to our night of music and fun!