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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
staff@wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org
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August 16, 2015


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

We had a great turnout on Saturday for our open house. The new addition and our exhibits in progress were a great hit. Everyone loved the openness and ability to touch and feel memories of the past. Our special thanks to Pam and Harold Haines for the loan of their gray horse for the Paul's buggy. It was a hit . Look for a photo in the Canadian paper one might appear and tell the model in the photo how great she is.
It was wonderful seeing and visiting with all of you who have supported us in each and every one of our projects. This community of Lipscomb County can be proud of this museum as a panhandle treasure.

Sunday is the reception for the present art exhibit. Gwen Ferguson and her students. If you haven't seen their exhibit please come and vote for your favorite, the talent of these students is amazing. See you Sunday.

HISTORICAL MUSING

Monday, August 17, 1786, David "Davy" Crockett was born . The frontiersman, congressman, and defender of the Alamo, son of John and Rebecca (Hawkins) Crockett, was born in Greene County, Tennessee on this date. At the age of 12, his father hired him out to Jacob Siler to help drive a herd of cattle to Rockbridge County, Virginia Siler tried to datain David by force after the job was completed, but the boy escaped at night by walking seven miles in two hours through knee - deep snow. He returned home in 1799 but ran away to escape his father's punishment. This "strategic withdrawal" as Crockett called it, lasted 2 1/2 years while he worked as a wagoner and day-laborer and at odd jobs to support himself . He returned home in 1802 and found that all was forgiven and worked to repay his father and returned to school for six months.
To read more of his life, go to Legacyoftexas.com.




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