13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
September 27, 2015
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
A busy week with visitors and planning all our activities for October and our new exhibit for October and November has arrived. It is a Humanities Texas exhibit entitled "Mennonites in Texas: The Quiet in the Land". The exhibit tells the story of the immigration of this group into our area and surrounding states. Their story is an interesting one so plan to come and enjoy it.
The doll exhibit is being enjoyed and admired by all. No one can resist touching at least one of the dolls.
The board will meet this Friday, October 2 at 2 pm. The final plans for October events will be discussed. We meet here at the museum and the public is invited.
Mark your calendars for the following events :
BOARD MEETING, OCTOBER 2 AT 2PM, MUSEUM
LANCE BUSSARD PRESENTATION - ARCHEOLOGY MONTH- OCTOBER 18, 2PM, MUSEUM
FUNDRAISER - OCTOBER 24, 6:30 PM - LIPSCOMB SCHOOL (tickets: $25 each person are available from board members and at the museum)
The following description of one of our early settlers by the editors of Panhandle Interstate in 1887 reminds me of our present weather and wildlife : "Lane is a representative of a class of men who have ever hung on the advance of civilization. He loves the camp better than the home; the wild hills, open prairies and timber better than towns and cultivated fields. He loves to follow the track of the deer better than the furrow, and stores of hides, furs and wild meats rejoice his heart more than granaries of corn, wheat or fruits. In all probability he has made his last move, and civilization has caught him because there are no new hunting grounds where he can again light his camp-fire. His declining years will be spent amid the less exciting scenes of the farm, and among his cattle. The stories he can tell of lonely camps, howling wolves, Indians, and buffaloes, stir the blood and makes us wish 'This land was once again a desert wild'."
I think Mr. Lane would be proud of Lipscomb County and if he visited us on our morning routine of putting out corn for the wild turkeys and deer as they venture through town. He would also enjoy listening to the coyotes in the evening and there my be a wolf or two roaming the panhandle still. I think he would be proud of our ranches, farms, industries, and towns for their conservation of our "desert Wild". I know we are.
Have a good week.
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