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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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October 18, 2015


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS
A busy week with preparations for our archeology week and for our fundraiser. On Sunday, Lance Bussard presented a program on his findings in the region from his archeological searching. With his metal detector, he has explored along wolf creek and other water ways and many areas in and around Lipscomb County. He has found many artifacts and campsites of historical interest. His program was very interesting and informative. After his presentation, the audience enjoyed looking at his many findings and asking him questions about his work and his findings.

This Saturday, October 24th will be our annual fundraiser at the Lipscomb School. There will be a silent auction and a live auction followed by entertainment by Dale Jenkins and the Prairie Wind Band.. Tickets are $25 and you can purchase tickets from board members or call the museum and reserve tickets and pick them up at the door. Food is Bar-b-que by Alexander's.

Due to the popularity and wonderful reception of the doll exhibit by Pam Haines, we are extending her exhibit of Living Dolls thru November. If you haven't seen this exhibit, bring a child or just the "kid within you" and come down sit in our rocking chair and play dolls. They are the most lovable little dolls you will ever meet. This interactive exhibit is one of our must sees.

We has have the exhibit on the Mennonite Community in Kansas. it is a great photographic exhibit of the life of this community. It will also be on exhibit thru November.

It is the time of year that we start preparing the museum for a holiday. We will close Wednesday, November 25th and will be closed until January 4th, 2016.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

In the June 10, 1887 issue of the Panhandle Interstate, a railroad worker by the name of Tapeman gave this description of the engineers job and a glimpse into the building of our first railroads: "An engineer must not only have all the qualifications of a gentleman and the education of a scholar, but he must be a man of physical endurance, oblivious alike to heat and cold. The day could not be so cold or stormy but we had to go out on the line to work. there had to be so much done before the graders could go to work, there was no stop for us. It was also the first on only job of work with which I ever had anything to do where the head man done more work than any one else. It often occurred that all the rest of us were idling around while he would be hunting drainage, figuring on the proper place to put in bridges, or doing a dozen other things that I never understood."




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