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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 21, 2012

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

A busy week we have had wonderful weather so people are taking advantage of it and traveling around the area. The Wednesday core group continues to work on organizing our collection into better groupings and easier boxes for us to manipulate. We are also trying to get all our newspapers digitalized.

Sunday was the reception and program for Lew Hunnicutt. His slides on the history of his Kiowa acres are wonderful and a great example of how simple clean-ups can provide wonderful natural beauty. We had a great crowd and again some newcomers that are surprised at our great museum. We thank everyone for coming and hope you will return. This is the last week for his exhibit so play a trip now to see it.

I have been on the road and will be on the road again this week for the Texas Plains Trail and Quanah Parker Trail. These groups are the promoters of tourism and especially heritage tourism throughout our region. I attended the quarterly board meeting in Munday. It was great to see our state green again. It looks almost like Spring. I will be journeying to Lubbock tomorrow for meetings to select a new Executive Director for the trails organization. After that I think I will stay home for a while.

REMINDER: our Annual Fundraiser is November 3 at the Lipscomb School house at 6:30 pm. It is a Bar-B-Que with J.W. Beeson entertaining. Tickets are available from Board members. Look for our posters or call the museum. We will also be selling tickets at the door but please RSVP to the museum so we have enough food. Tickets are $15 each or $25 couple. It promises to be an enjoyable evening.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

We all know about the famous dual that Aaron Burr had, but did you know that he was acquitted of treason in Texas. On October 20, 2012, the treason trial for Burr, former vice president of the United States, came to a characteristically ambiguous ending. After leaving the vice presidency in 1804, Burr made a tour of the western states and became leader of a conspiracy supposed to have been aimed toward an invasion of Texas. He was arrested for treason and, after a prolonged trial, Justice John Marshall ruled that while Burr was not guilty of treason, he was guilty of contemplating an invasion of Spanish Territory. Burr's exact intentions have never been ascertained, but they probably included crossing the Sabine River and marching across Texas. (source: Day-by-Day, Texas State Historical Association, Handbook of Texas online. )


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