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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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August 16, 2009

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The summer continues to be busy with crazy schedules for everyone. If you don't see the column in your usual newspaper some week, it is because I missed their early deadline. I write the museum column every monday as my first task upon arriving at the museum, I also only work usually on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The newspaper send out early deadline emails usually on Thursday or Friday, thus I miss alot of deadline emails and other emails requesting informations, etc. until I return on Monday. If you miss a column they are always available on our website.

As I am writing this column, I hear thunder and the electricity is flickering so I hope I can finish and send before everything goes off. The rain has been great. Past week, I journeyed to Plainview for the first Roundup of representatives from the 52 counties of the Texas Plains Area and it was a great day. I meet alot of people from our area with common goals of attracting travel to our area for our businesses and events. We are planning to meet locally and implement some things that hopefully will attract people far and near to visit our areas. The next day was the strategic planning for the Texas Plains Trail. This establishes the goals for the projects and activities for the Trails Board for the year. Both days were very productive and hopefully will produce great products and events for our area.

Saturday was the third Saturday and brought people to Lipscomb to enjoy the museum, the dance, and a new gallery. The Ivanhoe Gallery in the historic Ivanhoe State Bank was opened by Lance and Tanja Bussard. Another historic moment in Lipscomb. We are developing a real town square with three businesses which offer alot of entertainment for our visitors. Congratulations.

The museum staff has been busy processing photographs, newspapers, and other items. Again thanks to everyone who donates pieces of Lipscomb County history to the museum. The staff is also starting on our 2010 schedule. One exhibit that we would like to arrange is one to recognize the contributions to local art by Dord Edward Fitz. Mr. Fitz was a artist-teacher-and gallery owner in the Oklahoma/Texas Panhandle for 38 years. He died in 1989. We would like to develop an exhibit of his work and ask if you own one of his paintings and would be willing to allow us to use it in a show, give us a call. The date will be set when we have sufficient paintings.

We are also looking for volunteers to assist us with the second edition of Lipscomb County History, 1976 to 2011. We need representatives for all five towns and areas around these areas. A training session will be held in October by the publishers. The process of writing a history book is much easier these days than it was when our first book was done. We have two representatives now , please volunteer and call us and get on the list.

Last item for the our happenings is if you want to receive emails from us , email me at wolfcrk@amaonline.com and I will add you to may group.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

I will offer you a poem this week for you to ponder . The poem is again from the Home Demonstation Club Scrapbook. The poem was read at their Christmas Party.

Should You Go First
by Albert Kennedy Rowswell

Should you go first and I remain
To walk the road alone.
I'll live in memorie's garden, dear,
With happy days we've known.
In spring I'll watch for roses red,
When fades the lilac blue,
In early Fall when brown leaves call
I'll catch a glimpse of you.

Should you go first and I remain
For battles to be fought,
Each thing you've touched along the way
Will be a hallowed spot.
I'll hear our voice, I'll see your smile,
Though blindly I may grope,
The memory of your helping hand
Will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain
To finish with the scroll,
No lenth'ning shadows shall creep in
To make this life seem droll.
We've known so much of happiness,
We've had our cup of joy,
And memory is one gift of God
That death cannot destroy.

Should you go first and I remain,
One thing I'd have to do:
Walk slowly down that long, lone path,
For soon I'll follow you.
I'll want to know each step you take
That I may walk the same,
For some day down that lonely road
You'll hear me call --your name.


Enjoy the week.


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