13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
July 22, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
A busy and HOT week, I journeyed to Waco for a Texas Historical Commission and Texas Museum Association workshop on Financial Management for Nonprofits. It was an excellent workshop and it will help us develop our budget process. However, the state is awfully large and going south from Lipscomb County always takes a long journey.
The board for the museum and our county historical commission met on Tuesday. This group develop the goals for museum with the core team and also coordinates the historical preservation for the county. It was a productive meeting. Minutes are available at the museum for anyone who would like to review them.
I hope all of you will take time and come to the museum to get cool and to see the paintings of Anna and Dallas Mayer. Their paintings are largely western in style some current and some portraying our history. There is a very large painting of Billy Dixon in the Buffalo wallow battle. Dallas's husband presents a program about Billy Dixon and will portray him at the reception for them the last Sunday in August.
They were also students of Dort Fitz and participated in our show dedicated to Dort last year. This is one exhibit where there is a painting for everyone's preferences.
Time is getting short Our afternoon history camp will be in a week. The camp is for children 4th thru 8th grade and will teach them how to research historical figures, develop a character, and participate with others in preparing a program for the community on the 11th. So call the museum TODAY and reserve your place.
On July 4, 1969, two official Texas Historical Markers were dedicated at the intersection of State Highway 15 and 23. Mrs. Ralph Randel of Panhandle will dedicate the Jones & Plummer Trail marker with Mrs. Cora Rutledge, area pioneer and E. J. Tarbox, Lipscomb County Judge accepting the marker.
The official dedication of the "City of Booker" marker will be dedicated by the Honorable Malouf Abraham, State Representative, 79th Dist., state of Texas. Mrs. Hazel Lockhart, who was the first child born in Booker and Vernon Fronk, mayor of Booker will accept this marker. Gen E. Lemon will act as master of ceremonies for the dedication.
One of the goals of the current Lipscomb County historical commission is to inventory, photograph, and evaluate condition of all our markers. We have historical markers placed in the '30s, '60s and more recently.
Have a good week.
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