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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 12, 2015


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

We held our first artist reception on Sunday for Jo Le Ginter. More than 40 people came and browsed through her exhibit and our new spaces. For some it was their first visit to the museum and they were pleasantly surprised and amazed that our small county had such a great museum. So again thanks to all of you who donate your family treasurers and your donation each year that allows us to keep growing.

The walls are finished and we will start constructing the exhibits in earnest this week. Once the exhibits are in at least their first stage of completion, we will set the date for an open house to celebrate our new space. Stay tuned for that announcement.

Please mark your calendar for 2pm on April 29 for a reception here at the museum to celebrate Floyd Thiessen's 80th birthday. It should be fun so prepare your favorite Floyd story and come to the museum.

The board is meeting on Thursday, April 16 (probably as you are reading this article). We have a full board for the first time in years and everyone is active. We appreciate their service to the museum. Remember our meetings are open to the Public and you are welcome to come and join our discussions.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

The accomplishments of the Lipscomb County Historical Committee in 1967 were:
  1. Erected seven Official Texas Historical Markers
  2. Encouraged the writing of two historical books- "Pioneers of the Prairie" and "Dimensions of Progress"
  3. Sponsored two historical displays at the Lipscomb School Reunion in 1968 and at the Booker Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration in 1969.
  4. Restored the old Northeast Corner stone and make a monument around it.
  5. Sponsored an historical essay contest for the high school students in the county.
  6. Started a collection of pictures depicting pioneer days of Lipscomb County.
  7. Collected artifact of Lipscomb Count history.
  8. Started a collection of taped interviews with pioneers of our area.
  9. Engaged local artists to paint scenes from county history to be used in historical displays.
  10. Sponsored a tour for the Follett cub scouts and brownies
  11. Pledged to help in the beautification of Lipscomb County
  12. Succeeded in getting signs erected designating the creek titles on state highways.
  13. Contributed to the Texas Historical Foundation.
  14. Participated in three annual meetings of the State Historical Survey Committee.
  15. Received a Distinguished Service Citation in 1969 by SHSC.
  16. Participated in the historical programs of neighboring counties.

What a legacy to live up to.




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