Spindletop Glady's City Boomtown Museum

Support the Spindletop Museum

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum receives a portion of its operating funds from the State of Texas through Lamar University. However, we must rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters to meet the costs of providing programs, special exhibits and services, year-round, to thousands of visitors.

Become a Member


Your membership makes a difference in upgrading our equipment, enhancing exhibits and resources, and hosting events for the community.


  • Free admission to museum
  • Invitations to events
  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • A 10% discount in the museum gift shop
Spindletop Museum Square


Building sponsors assist in cleaning and maintenance, provide funds for needed materials, and assist during events.


  • Name and/or logo will appear in the chosen building
  • Newsletter acknowledgment
  • Corporate Sponsorship earns discount for special event rental


Event Sponsorship

Sponsorships offer businesses an opportunity to generate top-of-mind awareness in the community and, at the same time, support the Museum. From small events like Wildcatter Weekends to our biggest annual event, the Spindletop Drillers Reunion, there is a sponsorship level suitable for any size business.

Endowment and Planned Giving

Endowment gifts help Gladys City to plan for the future. An endowment gift is secured in an account while the annual earnings are used.

In conjunction with the Lamar University Foundation, an endowment has been established for the museum. With fluctuations in the economy in the past several years, timing is crucial.

If you are interested in making a gift to the Gladys City endowment, please contact:

The Lamar University Foundation
PO Box 11500
Beaumont, TX 77710

Phone: (409) 880-2117

In-Kind Donations

Donations of supplies and equipment may be dropped off at the Gladys City Gift Shop during regular open hours.

Wish list items:

  • New and gently used lawn and patio furniture
  • Window air conditioners
  • Rocking chairs
  • Craft and scrapbooking supplies
  • Bottled water (for volunteers)
  • Large ice chests
  • United States and Texas flags
  • Scrap lumber, metals, tools, hardware and building supplies
  • Archival materials (i.e., acid-free file folders and boxes, photo protectors, etc.)


Troy Gray
Museum Director