Spindletop Gladys City Museum to host community picnic, open mic nights

Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum is announcing their free Community Picnic and Open Mic Nights on Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 7 and 21 from 4-6 p.m. This new event allows the community to bring food and enjoy a picnic on the museum grounds while enjoying talent from anyone needing a mic and a speaker. If you are someone who sings, dances, does comedy, or any other talent, come out and perform among the crowd.  A chair, bluetooth speakers, and a microphone will be provided. Gusher Blowing

Even at the turn of the 20th century, people enjoyed great entertainment, going to vaudeville and other shows. Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum brings that back and provides the talent of Southeast Texas a place to show off their talent. Tables will be provided for people to eat their food.

“We want people to just enjoy the museum by eating their dinner here and enjoying entertainment by Southeast Texas very own,” said Troy Gray, museum director. “If you have a talent, we have the place for you.”

More information about museum membership can be found at www.lamar.edu/spindletop. Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum is a replica of the boomtown that grew up around the Spindletop oil fields in the early 1900s. Located on US 69 at Jimmy Simmons Blvd in Beaumont. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.