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Jefferson County
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
News Release
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GLADYS CITY CELEBRATES THE “WILDCATTER” IN EVERYONE WITH NEW WEEKEND EVENTS
Families can “button up” a fun afternoon this September

BEAUMONT – Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will launch a new series of monthly family events called “Wildcatter Weekends,” on Sept. 10 and 11. Activities will be from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

“Wildcatters, of the past, were searchers,” said special projects coordinator Dorothy Henley. “They loved the challenge and the joy of the hunt for the next great oil discovery. Wildcatter Weekends are all about families discovering new ideas, skills and stories about the past.”

In September, families can participate in games, activities, and crafts all centered on the “treasures” one might find in grandma’s button box. From learning to sew a button to button football to making a button spinner or button bracelet, families will learn how boomtown families used, re-used and played with buttons. Plus, the replica Lucas Gusher will blow at 4 p.m. each day.

From 1 to 4 p.m. each day, adults receive free admission to Gladys City with paid children’s admission of $2. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on U.S. 69 at University Drive in Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information,  call (409) 835-0823 or contact the museum at info@gladyscity.org.



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