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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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November 11, 2012

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

I hope you missed our column last week. I was again out-of-town. This time it was on family business. I journeyed to Tucson and Pinetop, AZ to visit with my sister , brother, and cousins. We had a great time and reinforced my interest in our family genealogy. I came home Saturday after waking up at my sisters with snow on the ground. I tried to bring it home with me but it stop at the New Mexico border. The scenery was beautiful but it was great arriving home.

Before I left we enjoyed our fundraiser dinner . It was a great success with great food, wonderful entertainment, and the conversation at all the tables were both interesting, informative, and fun. We had an overflowing crowd that we ran out of food. To those of you who arrived late and didn't get fed, we apologize and ensure you next year we will order more than enough food to prevent a reoccurrence. J.W. Beeson gave us a wonderful performance and we thank him for donating his time. We appreciate his support of our museum. To each and every one of you who came out and supported the event , thank you .

Currently, the museum staff is preparing newspapers to be sent off for digitalization. This is current method used to preserve the information of our past newspapers so that future visitors and generations can research what events occurred in Lipscomb County .

TWO REMINDERS:
l. November exhibit is Town Sports : Georgia has collected uniforms, photographs, newspaper articles about sports teams (baseball, basketball) from our towns and area that used to compete. As usual the exhibits is full of interesting information and as always reliving a rich history of fun. Be sure to come in and see it.

2. Sunday and Monday , November 18 and 19 on PBS is Ken Burns Documentary on the Dust Bowl. His interview is also on during the week. Our area is featured with an excellent interview of Follett's Trixie Brown. As a participating museum we were invited to one of the previews and this is one documentary you don't want to miss. It is GREAT. There will be a book released later and we will have it in the gift shop when available.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This week we honored our Veterans for their service. I hope each of you thanked someone who served. I would request our most recent veterans who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan to send us you name. We are trying to keep a record of all our service men and women for future reference.

In honor of this week and to thank all our veterans, I offer the following extract for General Eisenhower's final report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff. "More important than weapons was the indomitable fighting spirit of the men who wielded them. The courage and devotion to duty which they exhibited throughout the campaign were unsurpassable. ...To those who gave their lives, and to those who bear the wounds of battle, we, their comrades in arms, render most grateful and humble tribute."


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