13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
November 25, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
A beautiful Thanksgiving Holiday. The museum was closed so all of our volunteers could visit with their families. All of us visited or were visited by friends and family so this Wednesday should be full of updates and news on all our families.
This week is our last for 2012. So if you haven't seen The Sports exhibit or purchased books for Christmas tomorrow is the last day. We have all of the Elaine Littau books and many others so come shop with us. We also have the State Christmas ornaments that are beautiful. The state issued one every year and our great wedding, graduation, or first birthday gifts.
We will be closed the month of December but I will try to come in and write a Lipscomb column during the month. So you won't forget us.
As a note of appreciation, We receive a grant from PNM Resources foundation each year for Georgia Couch's volunteer hours. This year she volunteers 679 hours to the museum and historical commission. So please tell her Thanks when you see her. I will report our total hours in January when I prepare our annual report.
I hope all of you watched the special on PBS on the Dust Bowl. It was a great documentary that revealed the hard times that our area has experienced during that time. Trixie Brown is to be commended for her beautiful job of telling her family story and revealing what our area experienced. The museum will have the book in our gift shop when available.
Since it is Christmas time and many of you will be giving or receiving charm bracelets, here is a little history of this tradition.
The first known charms were made of natural gems or rocks and were carved with designs of animals or gods.
In the late 1800 s, Queen Victoria wore a charm bracelet with photos of family members in tiny lockets
Many WWII soldiers brought little trinkets and gifts home to their loved ones. These items were worn on charm or memory bracelets. (Do any of you still have yours?)
It was customary to give a charm bracelet to a young girl before she reached age 13. New charms were then given as gifts for anniversaries., birthdays, and holidays. The charms also represented the girl's special interests, hobbies, and so forth. (I still have mine and add to it and wear it ). If you know a young girl, start a new tradition this Christmas.
HAVE A GREAT DECEMBER AND THE MUSEUM STAFF LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE NEW YEAR.
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