Tarleton State University’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas in Thurber is hosting a Labor Day weekend picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
The picnic has something for everyone and features the museum’s newest temporary exhibit highlighting the labor unions that were integral to Thurber’s early commercial success.
Kids will love the bounce house, a variety of outdoor games and a snow cone truck. There will be live music, booths promoting local businesses and samples from Fort Worth brewery Hopfusion Ale Works.
There is no admission to the picnic, but donations will be accepted to benefit reading programs at De Leon, Gordon and Ranger schools.
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.