13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
November 18, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We are trying to get everything done to finish 2012. Dorothy and Lovella are busy inventorying newspaper so they can apply for a grant to get our last batch of newspaper digitalized. We have most of our papers are done but these are some of the earliest from the early 1900 s. They are very fragile so they have to handle very carefully. It will be nice to have them available via the internet.
If you haven't come by to see the sports exhibit, please do. Georgia did a great job finding early uniforms and posters as well as newspaper articles describing the early teams and their games.
We will be closed WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY. We will be open the last week of November (the 26th thru the 30th) then we will close the month of December. If you have family visiting and want to come to the museum. Contact those of us that live in Lipscomb and we will open for you.
It has been a great year and we are busy planning 2013.
I hope all of you watched the Dust Bowl on PBS this week. Trixie Brown of Follett and others from the Panhandle (Texas and Oklahoma) told stories that brought the event to life . Thanks for sharing. We are told that a book will be forthcoming from this series. We will attempt to obtain copies for the gift shop.
Remember we have the Texas State Christmas ornaments in our gift shop. Great gifts for the true Texan.
In the early newspapers there was always a magazine insert that contained romance stories or mysteries. Some were presented as serials with a chapter each week. Many authors started by writing these stories . The issue from January 11, 1917, has a novel "The Chronicles of Addington Peace " by B. Fletcher Robinson co-author with A. Conan Doyle of the "The Hound of the Baskervilles". I never knew that Mr. Doyle had co-authors in the Sherlock Holmes Mysteries . I am now curious and will have to investigate this author further. I will let you know what I find. If you enjoy these old fashion stories , make a trip to the library or try the internet for these magazines : "Twice - A - Month Magazine" 1917. or "Home Circle Magazine Section" , 1917.
We receive These in scrapbooks that have been collected by women over the years. They are wonderfully illustrated and great reading. They are also fun to decorate with according to Lovella.
Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving. From the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum we wish each of you all Blessings on this Thanksgiving week.
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