13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
January 20, 2013
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
The art work for our county students is up. All schools except Higgins are represented this year. The artwork as usual is creative and beautiful. Amy Winton and Lovella Theissen will now set this year rules in place with judging the entries. Stay tuned for further announcements and the date for a student reception.
Our first board meeting of the year will be Tuesday, January 29, at 2:30 pm. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to join us. We will be reviewing our goals and discussing new goals and objectives for the Historical Commission and the museum.
Please send get well greetings to Fern McGee one of our core team who unfortunately broke a hip last week. We also wish everyone battling flu, pneumonia, and other illnesses speedy recoveries.
I hope you watched the inauguration ceremonies on Monday. Whether you are a democrat or republican, you have to be impressed with our country and our form of government. It was very appropriate for the inauguration to be held on Martin Luther King day.
A federal holiday since 1986 when President Ronal Reagan declared the third Monday of January a federal holiday commemorating Dr. Kings birthday. This Monday his holiday was celebrated with the beginning of the President's second term.
The Twentieth Amendment requires the oath of office be administered on the 20th of January. Since this year it fell on a Sunday, The President and Vice-President took the official oath in private ceremonies on Sunday, the 20th and the public oaths on Monday, the 21st.
From the presidency of Andrew Jackson through that of Jimmy Carter, the primary Inauguration Day ceremony took place on the Capitol's East Portico. Since the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan, the ceremony has been held at the Capitol's West Front. The inaugurations of William Howard Taft in 1909 and Reagan in 1985 were moved indoors at the Capitol due to cold weather. The War of 1812 and World War II caused two inaugurations to be held at other locations in Washington,D.C.
George Washington was sworn in by Robert Livingston in New York City. Thomas Jefferson was the first to be sworn in in Washington, D.C. Inauguration day was originally on March 4, four months after election day, but was changed to noon on January 20 by the Twentieth amendment in 1933.
Have a good week.
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