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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 22, 2010

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

A busy week with archive chores. Georgia completed her processing of our Kilo Mugg glass slides and we shipped them off to Denton for digitalizing and prints. It should be a great photo exhibit when they are returned. We are also cleaning preparing for the Lipscomb county garage sale. As well as our usual chores.

The week ended with our Saturday reception for Elaine Littau and Warren McClenagan, Authors and Sam Sidders, Artist. Over 60 people came to see, visit, and purchase books, postcards, and paintings. It is always enjoyable at these receptions because there is always a nice mix of new visitors with veteran visitors and both discuss our exhibits as to the contain or changes that we have made to the different displays. One comment is always heard: They love the brightness of our museum. We have light. Thanks to all of you and for your comments. It is the best gift we receive for our work.

The end of the month is approaching fast and the September/October exhibit will be honoring Dord Fitz and will feature a number of pieces that Dord did in his early years. His sister Elma Lue Case of rural Lipscomb has loaned several pieces. Some are coming from his nephew Norvie Dord Fitz of Shattuck. If you were a student of Dord Fitz, we would encourage you to bring a piece of two to include in our exhibit for these two months. We would also love to have any photos taking during his classes or any gathering with Dord. If you have a favorite story about Mr. Fitz, this would also be appreciated.

Amy Winton, one of our current artists will be interviewed this Thursday on PBS at 7pm about one of her mentors.

Lastly, My husband, ED, and I attended a Texas Historical Commission workshop on Oral Histories this weekend in Wheeler. This is a workshop that provide across the state to provide historians, historical commissions, museums, and individuals with the tools to conduct oral histories in their communities. Their present focus is on World War II veterans and the home front activities. They are assessing each county for war sites such as air fields, camps, USOs, victory gardens, ration headquarters, etc. Stay tuned for the dates of our Visit.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This week is the week in 1963 on the 28th of August that over 200,000 people gather in Washington, D.C. to rally for passage of a tough civil rights law. The day's high point comes late in the afternoon when one of the speakers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., departs from is text and elaborates on the theme, "I have a dream", "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed....I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood." There have been occasions when his dream has come true and we continue to make progress in our struggle for equality in this country for all races, sexes, religions, ages and lifestyles.

This also the week in 1913 that Congress authorizes the parcel post system, which will change the way people shop and give an enormous boost to mail order enterprises like Montgomery Ward and Sears, Roebuck. The memories of those "Dream Books" are present in every family. In a short 97 years we have grown from mail order catalogs using paper and pen to online and television shopping using telephones and computers. Share your Montgomery Ward and Sears and Roebuck memories with someone today.

Have a great week.


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