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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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May 8, 2011

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

FIRST I MUST APOLOGIZE AND CORRECT MY MISTAKES FROM LAST WEEK: I totally got Sharon's name wrong, I apologize. The current exhibit is a beautiful display of fabric art by Pam with paintings by Missy, Sharon and their mother. Therefore it is titled the Akers family exhibit. The exhibit will be on display for the months of May and June. On June 26, Monte Akers will be at the museum for a book signing and reception for the Akers family so mark your calendars.

With the changing of exhibits, the museum was very busy Wednesday hanging the quilts and paintings was at first a challenge since we had not used our new quilt hangers. Once we got the hang of it, the process went smoothly and the art room was bright with color and wonderful designs by lunch time. This is one exhibit you should not miss.

Also on Wednesday, we had Jason Watson, Fire Marshall for the Higgins Fire Department, come over an inspect the museum for fire safety and to inservice the staff on how to work a fire extinguisher. This was our activity for National Emergency Preparedness Week by National Heritage Presentation, Inc.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

May 6 through 12 is National Nurses Week. May 12 is Florence Nightingale's birthday. The first National Nurse Week was observed from October 11-16, 1954. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea. In 1972 a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim "National Registered Nurse Day". It did not occur. In 1974 in January of that year, the International Council of Nurses(ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be "International Nurse Day." May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. In February, a week was designated by the White House as national Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation. 1981 the American Nurses Association with other nursing organizations rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982,.. established as "National Recognition Day for Nurses" The resolution passed. In the 1990's the American Nurses Association has designated the dates of May 6 thru 12 as the permanent dates for the National Nurses Week with May 6 as Nurses Recognition Day and May 8 as Student Nurses Day. The museum needs the names of Lipscomb County Nurses that have practiced in the county over the years, we have many of our doctors names but not too many of the nurses, we appreciate pictures, names, etc. that would help us expand our medical history.

Please thank our local nurses for their dedication to their profession and for taking care of our health needs.

May 8 was Mothers Day and I hope each and everyone of you did something special for your mom. It was President Wilson that proclaimed the first National Mother's Day in 1914.

Enjoy the week!


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