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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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November 2, 2014


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween. The month of November will be the month we recognize our Veterans and active military and this week is election day and I hope the election came out for the good of the people. Since I write this on Monday, I can't congratulate anyone until next week.
We are making slow progress on our new addition and we are beginning our plans for next year. As I have mentioned in previous columns we need artists, photographers, and performers for next year's calendar. We also need volunteers to come to the museum on the day of their choice and spend from 2 to 6 hrs. with us so the regular person (Lovella or Georgia) can work on the exhibits in new wing. Your duties would be to sit in the front area and greet and register visitors. This will allow you to visit our museum and get acquainted with our organization. Please call us at 806-852-2123 and get on the schedule.
Our activities will be slow this month as we prepare to close in December. If you are planning a visit be prepared to slow down for the road work and paving that they are doing on Hwy 305. The road is becoming very smooth and a little wider and is a dream to drive on.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Election Day is the first Tuesday of November following the first Monday of November. Here is some of the reasons why this date was chosen: Sunday, the Sabbath, was definitely out, and Monday wouldn't work because that would require many voting residents from rural areas to travel on Sunday in order to make the polls on Monday. Tuesday was the next best day, and Congress made it law in 1844. The date was also chosen as to not conflict with the Catholic holy day known as All Saints Day.

    A few facts about Election Day:

    1. Elections held for federal office only occur on even-numbered years


    2. There is no law in the Constitution or Federal mandate which requires electorates to vote in accordance with the popular vote of their state.


    3. There are 538 electoral college members. In order to win the vote for President of the United States, a candidate must obtain at least 270 of these votes.


Samuel Adams wrote in his writings - "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual—or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."




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