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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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May 29, 2016


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Another group of students came on Thursday of last week. This group was from Stinett. We are becoming known for our student visits. Lovella has a nice routine using the game of treasure hunt. She develops topics based on each groups interest and send them off into the museum to explore and find the answers to the topics. Some students have made this field trip since they were in Kindergarten and are now in fifth grade. Each visit they explore some thing different.

This week has also brought families back to our county to visit the cemeteries and friends and family. It is nice to have them come by the museum to see whats new and to have them use our research room for family histories.

We are trying to work on our flower beds out front. This rain has made everything grow truly like weeds and the weeds are growing too. If you have some time and like to work in the dirt come see us and help with our beds.

If you haven't seen John Van Beekum's photographs, please plan a trip this month. The photographs are all aspects of local life in Lipscomb County from our wild life to farming, ranching, town life and weather. You might even find yourself.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

The first memorial day was held in 1866 at the end of the Civil War. In 1868, Retired Major General Logan issed a proclamation to establish Memorial Day :

"The 30th of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, an who bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."

Over the years this day has become one to honor all our servicemen and women with flags on each grave. Families also honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. There is also gatherings to honor veterans. In Lipscomb County our two Veterans organizations in Higgins and Darrouzett have dinners, and our cemeteries have flags placed on each grave of those who served. I hope everyone enjoyed Monday and please thanks the people who continue these traditions in our committee and help continue this service.




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