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February 14, 2016


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Last week was a interesting week for me. I was doubled booked and missed the board work day but the group had a productive session and produced our budget for 2016 year.
I will be venturing to Colorado City for the Texas Plains Trail Meeting. This is the Texas Historical Commission's Regional Board that develops programs for the State. Our region covers the top 52 counties and our most recent project was the Quanah Parker arrows. This project is complete except for the plaques for each arrow.. There is a tourist card that you can pick up at museums and tourist stops that have a location map for all the arrows. Each arrow tells a story about the location and the Indian history of the area.

Our student art exhibit is interesting and creative. The students again have revealed their talents. We truly appreciate the students and teachers for participating in our show every year because the State of Texas has eliminated the arts from the curriculums. These projects have to be created out of other subjects so we thanks each and every student for their efforts. We also appreciate the sponsors of the show who fund our prizes. The reception will be the 28th of February. Look for the announcement posters.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

February the 14th was named Valentine's Day by Sain Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 in honor of the Christian priest named Valentine. He was thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, he was beheaded, not only because he was a Christian but because he had performed a miracle. He supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine."

There are other legends all involving sweethearts. The true origin appears to be the Lupercalia. A Roman festival celebrated on the 15th day of February. In the roman calendar February was later in the year and so the Lupercalia was a spring festival. The Lupercalia was a very joyous occasion. the foreheads of two youths were smeared with the blood of a sacrificed animal. they then made their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome followed by priests lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the goats skin. This act was to protect them against infertility.

This week on Monday is also President's day.




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