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Gladys City harvests a bumper crop of creativity

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, will celebrate the fall harvest at its next Wildcatter Weekend on November 12 and 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day with art activities that make use of fruits, vegetables and nuts, such as blueberries, beets, squash and acorns.

“This will be our third Wildcatter Weekend, and we couldn’t be happier with the response,” said museum director Mark Osborne. “Gladys City really comes to life with parents and children interacting with staff and volunteers during the activities.”

This month, families can learn how to use vegetables, like beets and onions, to dye fabrics; paint with acorns, pecans and walnuts; design their own harvest bag; and try their hand at identifying different spices. 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 two dollars. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on Hwy. 69 at University Drive in Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, please call (409) 835-0823 or contact the museum at