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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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September 4, 2016


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

September has arrived, school has started, and the temperatures are cooling so I guess fall is starting. We are continuing our quest to improve are archiving and locating items in our collection. We are also receiving new items. Georgia has been working on a record collection with an early vintage phonograph. It is a Victor Talking Machine by the company by same name given to us by Grace Jenkins. The phonograph belonged to J.W. Alexander.

The phonograph still works and we have a collection of old records that Georgia has been cleaning and playing on the phonograph. It is fun to hear the ole music with that victorola sound so come in and enjoy music history.

This is the last month to see the quilts by Carol Gifford. Our exhibit for October/November will be the art work of Debbie Simpson.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Peter McGuire, an original founder of unions, and a group of laborers in multiple cities planned a holiday for workers on the first Monday in September, halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving Day.

On September 5, 1882 the first Labor Day parade was held in new York City. Twenty thousand workers marched in a parade up Broadway. They carried banners that re "LABOR CREATES ALL WEALTH," and "EIGHT HOURS FOR WORK, EIGHT HOURS FOR REST, EIGHT HOURS FOR RECREATION!" after the parade there were picnics all around the city. Workers and celebrants ate Irish stew, homemade bread and apple pie. Within the next few years the idea spread from coast to coast, and all states celebrated Labor Day. In 1894, Congress voted I a federal holiday.

Today, most Americans consider Labor Day the end of the summer, and the beaches and other popular resort areas are packed with people enjoying one last three-day weekend. This year, mother nature changed the plans for the east coast and provide tropical storms.

Enjoy the week.




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