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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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February 17, 2013

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Activity picked up this week with the judging of the student art completed and the placing of the prize ribbons. The reception for the students is this Sunday, February 24 at 2 pm The prize winners present will be presented cash prizes. Students must be present to receive their prize.

Darrouzett students numbering about 40 are touring the art exhibit and museum on Thursday (probably as you are reading this article). I will try to catch some of their remarks as the tour the exhibits. Their insights are sometimes entertaining.

We have submitted our annual report to the Texas Historical Commission as required by law. Judge Smith has also submitted his appointees to the Historical Commission. We have fourteen members with Anna Lee Barton as Chairperson. We meet quarterly, the next meeting is April 30, 2:30 pm here at the museum.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Last week was Valentine's and Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (12th), this week is Presidents' Day(18th) and George Washington's birthday (22) and many banks, post offices, etc. were closed on Monday. Presidents day was proclaimed by President Richard Nixon as the one single federal public holiday to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America. However, the Federal statute designates this day as Washington's Birthday. President Nixon issued a proclamation declaring the holiday as "President's Day" in 1971. He erroneously believed that a Presidential proclamation on the matter carried the same weight as an Executive Order. This explains why both designations are still used and are still recognized on Calendars. Some employers allow their employees to be off or either the Monday federal holiday or the actual birthday. No wonder we can't remember these holidays without a calendar. The newspaper use to publish announcements for holiday closings.
In 1959, the following article announced the holiday for Higgins "Kenneth McAdoo, local postmaster, stated that the post office will be closed Monday to observe the anniversary of George Washington's birthday. the regular legal holiday falls on the 22nd, but this year that comes on Sunday. Because of the holiday coming on Sunday, banks, post offices and some other institutions will observe the holiday on Monday. "

REMEMBER OUR RECEPTION ON FEBRUARY 24 AT 2 PM FOR THE STUDENT ART !!!!!!!


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