Volunteer at the W.K. Gordon Museum and Research Center

We have several volunteer opportunities in our collections and education departments! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Adams at 254-968-1886 or [email protected].

Artifact Donation

The W.K. Gordon Museum actively collects memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts relating to the people, industry, company, and site of Thurber, Texas. The focus of the permanent exhibits in the W.K. Gordon Museum is the development of the coal, brick, and petroleum industries in the Thurber vicinity. A special collections library and research area permit serious examination of life in Thurber and in other areas of industrial development in Texas and the Southwest.

If you have items that you would be interested in donating to the museum, please contact Mary Adams, [email protected] or 254-968-1886.

Become a Member of The Gordon Society

The W. K. Gordon Museum and Research Center for Industrial History of Texas, a research facility of Tarleton State University, is a combined museum and special collections library. Located at the site of the Thurber ghost town, its interactive exhibits explore the birth and death of a company town. Your annual membership supports the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Join now to experience the Museum like a VIP. A portion of all memberships are tax-deductible as a charitable deduction.

Printable Donation Form

$25 Individual membership (Charitable deduction: $20):

  • Free admission for one
  • Two guest passes for admission for one visit
  • Invitations to members-exclusive events and advance notification of events that require reservations
  • 10% discount in the museum store
  • One Gordon Society coffee mug

$40 Couple membership (Charitable deduction: $30):

  • Free admission for two
  • Two guest passes for admission for one visit
  • Invitations to members-exclusive events and advance notification of events that require reservations
  • 10% discount in the museum store
  • Two Gordon Society coffee mugs

$50 Family membership (Charitable deduction: $35):

  • Free admission for four
  • Four guest passes for admission for one visit
  • Invitations to members-exclusive events and advance notification of events that require a reservation
  • 10% discount in the museum store
  • Two Gordon Society coffee mugs
  • Kids’ Club membership including summer family movie night