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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 19, 2012

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM NOTES

I didn't do a column last week because of our two press releases about our THC distinguished service award and the week long Night at the Museum workshop on Historical Drama. We have been busy with finalizing our projects and our usual museum activities. We have had a good summer with a nice group of visitors.

Lovella, Peg, and Ann are completing a complete inventory of our collections. Dorothy, Fern, Georgia, and I assist in the hunt for a book, painting, or mysterious box. We spent one day looking for a box that we had deaccessioned and did not update our records. This is why we periodically audit our records and do an inventory. It is always interesting and a little frustrating but also fun being reminded of what great things we have in our collection.

We will be hosting a reception for Anna and Dallas Mayer this Sunday at 2pm. There will also be a performance by Jim Mayer as Billy Dixon at 3 pm. Please join us for an entertaining afternoon.

HISTORICAL MUSING

This week in Texas History is full of important and interesting happenings. In 1837, Robert Alexander, Methodist Minister crossed the Sabine River into the Republic of Texas. The Tennessee native had been appointed missionary to Texas with Martin Ruter and Littleton Fowler. Alexander arrived first and preached his way westward. During a camp meeting at the McMahan settlement, he held a "quarterly conference" and formed the San Augustine circuit on September 16, 1837. In mid-October he formed the first Methodist missionary society in Texas during a camp meeting held at Caney Creek, southwest of Washington-on-the-Brazos. Alexander later played a leading role in the establishment of Ruterville College and its successor, Southwestern University. He was instrumental in establishing the Texas Wesleyan Banner (now the United Methodist Reporter), and he held pastoral positions in a number of Texas districts. His ministry in Texas lasted forty-five years. Source: Texas Day-by-day by Texas State Historical Association.


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