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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
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October 11, 2015


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS
Another busy week with the publishing of our fall newsletter and sending out our annual membership renewals. I also journeyed to Austin for the 2016 election school and a reunion with my high school friends. The drive to Austin was nice and the little rain that we have had has helped green us up before fall. The wildflowers were beautiful.

The museum is busy getting everything ready for our fundraiser. Remember that we will have both a silent and live auction and if you have items that would be good in these events bring them to the museum or give them to one of our core team or board member to bring down. Entertainment by Dale Jenkins and the Prairie Wind Band.
The two exhibits are bringing in great reviews. Pam Haines dolls are still having the "Are they real" reaction. If you haven't seen these dolls, please plan a trip before the exhibit ends in November. The mennonite exhibit is very interesting and educational about the communities around our region.

Our new area allows us to host at least two events at a time if we so need to. We are working on our 2016 Calendar so if you have a hobby, collection, or art and want to share it with us, please contact us for next year. Also if you have a talent, speech, or are an author, contact us for a possible book signing, program, etc.

REMINDERS:

OCTOBER 18 - LANCE BUSSARD PRESENTATION ON AREA ARCHEOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES - MUSEUM MEETING ROOM

OCTOBER 24 - ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - $25 PER PERSON - LIPSCOMB SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Lipscomb has always been creative when providing food for visitors and local events. The following article reported on the resourcefulness in 1967: "Cafe Crisis is Solved" is the title of the article in the Amarillo Globe-Times by a staff writer; "If a visitor to this county seat (Lipscomb) wants a meal, he had better have a friend. Lipscomb doesn't count a restaurant among its two business establishments- a post office/drug store and grocery store/service station.... Closest cafes are 17 to 25 miles away.
But the situation provides a unique opportunity for the Lipscomb Mothers-Teachers Association to raise funds. The eight members of the organization have been providing lunches for about 40 persons attending the Ernest L. (Rusty) Huff trail for bank robbery. Mrs. Louise Mingus, president of the association and county treasurer, said the Huff trail is the longest period the group have served meals. Over the years, the association has earned money to buy a tape recorder, a tumbling mat, a merry-go-round and part of a piano. The profits also enables the mothers to sponsor Christmas, Easter and Valentine parties.

The Huff trail is featured in our communication area with the old safe that Huff tried to rob.

Have a good week.




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