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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
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April 13, 2014

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS
I must correct my mistake from last weeks column, the meeting that occurred on Wednesday was a budget meeting not a board meeting. The board meeting was Tues, April 15. stay tuned for the details next week.
I was out last week so the membership mailing will be made this week with luck and no interferences like more spring snow. Spring is always interesting in the Panhandle and it looks like this year will be no different. It is this time of the year that layers come in handy.

The progress of the new addition is proceeding well. We are presently waiting on the status of several grant requests so we can purchase needed equipment to proceed with the art room. We also are having the farm area floor sealed before we proceed with those exhibits. Lovella has been busy pulling our archival records on items that will be relocated to the new addition.

We have received the new spring issue of TravelHost magazine that lists all the events and destinations of interest for the top four regions of Texas: Frontier, Permain Basin, South Plains, and Texas Panhandle. This is a nice book to carry in your car as a reference as you travel. We also have the 2014 Texas State Travel Guide. These are free magazines that are fun to read as well as use when planning trips or looking for interesting destinations for a weekend trip.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This Sunday is Easter. Easter is always a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. People celebrate this holiday according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday as the day that He was resurrected. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service, a religious gathering at dawn, to the United States.

Today on Easter Sunday children wake up to find that the Easter bunny has left them baskets of candy. He has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize.

The Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit. Long ago, he was called the "Easter Hare". Hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. The Romans believed that "All life comes from an egg." Christians consider eggs to be "the seed of life" and so they are symbolic of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Why we dye or color and decorate eggs in not documented but it is believed it started in ancient Egypt and Europe for spring festivals and to give the decorated eggs as gifts.

Dolly Madison organized the first White House egg roll in 1880.

What ever your tradition, enjoy Easter and take the time to share your beliefs and blessings with family and friends. Have a good week.


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