13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
August 9, 2015
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
This week has been busy with visitors coming to visit and usually bringing gifts of different items reflecting Lipscomb County history. All of these gifts are one of a kind and greatly appreciated. We are getting the new exhibit hall ready for our open house and also making sure the museum as a whole is ready. We hope everyone comes out for our open house to visit with each other and to enjoy the new spaces. We have three new areas that you need to see and examine. The first is our research/board room; this room has our research references, our obituarities, and has full audiovisual capabilities. The second is our new meeting room that can seat at least 80 to 100 for hosting our programs, special events and available for family reunions, community meetings, etc. Remember us when you need to hold a meeting. It also has full audiovisual features.
We also have R.J. Vandygriff's new CD Cowboy to the Bone in the gift shop. This includes his song of tribute to Jim Bussard.
REMEMBER OUR OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2PM TIL 5PM, 13310 HWY 305, LIPSCOMB, TX 79056.
Since we are celebrating our expansion this week, a review of our history is appropriate. The Lipscomb County Historical Society was organized and incorporated in 1982. A contest to rename the museum was held in 1998 with the winning name being submitted by Pat Wyatt. The museum started with two rooms in the Lipscomb School House. In 1996, a grant was received for training the original core team of Mildred Becker, Dorothy Schoenhals, Jean Schoenhals, Kellie Kjos, Georgia Couch, and Roland Wheat.
In 1997, the board decided to raise money for a new building. Fundraising was initiated with a goal of $ 225,000. Groundbreaking was on March 8, 1999 with the completion of building in April, 2000.
Fundraising for building expansion began 2010 and construction started in 2014 and we are now ready to celebrate another milestone. Please join us.
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