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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
806-852-2123
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March 27, 2011

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Spring is in the air in museum. Ronnie has our flower beds looking beautiful and the Wednesday Core Team is in the process of spring cleaning for our photograph collection. Thanks to a grant from Texas Historical Commission we have new archival album boxes, sleeves, and other boxes to hold our photographs and removing them from old notebooks. In doing this we can catalog and group the photographs into assigned boxes. This project will keep us business for a lengthy time as if we needed more to do.

The first issue of the newsletter is being mailed this week with the membership card for 2011. The membership drive is our main source of funds for our operating costs. If you enjoy our museum, please renew your membership. If you are not a member, call us for a membership card. The card is available through our website, also. As a member you receive the newsletter and other notices to our functions.

REMINDER: SUNDAY, APRIL 17, ARTIST RECEPTION FOR JERRY HELMUTH AND GARY STEINBERGER

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

I am aware that there are several Texas University Alumni in our area. So this tidbit is for them. On March 25, 1925, Longhorn track coach Clyde Littlefield inaugurated the Texas Relays at the Texas Memorial Stadium, drawing to Austin some of the best college track athletes and even three Olympians. The Stadium, now the Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium, has been the home of University of Texas football and track teams since 1924. In that year henry Jacob Lutcher Stark, chairman of the UT board of Regents, and L. Theo Bellmont, athletic director, led a fundraising drive to erect the stadium on the eastern edge of campus. An estimated 10,000 students, alumni, and friends of the university gave money to build the 27,000-seat facility, which was designed by architect Herbert M. Greene of Dallas. The stadium was dedicated to Texans who had served in World War I. Renovated and expanded a number of times over the years, the stadium most recently went through a major renovation completed in 1999. Stadium seating capacity in 2004 was 80,082.

You are probably aware that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the civil war and there are many activities in Texas. Since our county was not organized until 1886, there are records of any events in the area. If you are a historian, amateur or professional, that know of any events, let us know. We do have some civil war veterans buried in our cemeteries and I will be trying to research them for future articles.

Enjoy the week.


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