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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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April 3, 2011

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Georgia and I blew in yesterday from Austin after attending the annual Texas Historical Commission conference. This will be the last state wide conference until there is an economic recovery. This agency was rescued from elimination but our losing a lot of staff. The conference therefore had a tone of getting as much information as possible. The staff and conferences focused on the state wide plan that local county historical commissions are to continue building their programs on. We learned a lot of new techniques that we will use in performing our county survey to document our historic sites and our county as it is today. We will keep you informed and if you want to join the task force, please call.

The museum continues to work on re-cataloging our photographs and putting them in our new books and boxes we received from our THC museum grant.

Book sales are going strong and we still have plenty if you need one.

The newsletter with membership renewals went out last week so get those renewals in.

RECEPTION FOR JERRY HELMUTH & GARY STEINBERGER IS SUNDAY APRIL 17 AT 2PM HERE AT THE MUSEUM. MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and many of our conference topics were related to that event. Since our county was not organized until 1886, we do not have any information of any activities that occurred from 1860 to 1865. Some questions involve the activities of union soldiers stationed at Fort Supply and Fort Elliott. Were they reassigned from the Indian Territories. Did our big Ranches that were here during that period play a role in the war.

The events for the Civil War anniversary will be occurring for the next five years. One thing we do know is that we have Civil War Veterans buried in our county cemeteries, so we will find those names and attempt to give you their biographies. We may also attempt to locate information of war activity from some of the regional museums like Mobeetie, etc. that had forts during that period. If any of you Civil War buffs have information, please share it with the museum.


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