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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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February 12, 2017


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

We are staying busy with completing annual reports for the Texas Historical Commission and for our commissioners and board. We are also completing our annual calendar of events. As I have mentioned, this month through February is our annual student art show and the art is wonderful as we have come to expect. Even though the arts have been removed from our curriculum the teachers still find ways to include it in their activities. We appreciate their efforts. Look for the posters announcing their reception.

I was invited to visit with the Shattuck genealogical group on Wednesday and shared with them an overview of our museum and historical committee. I also shared with them the obituary project that Lovella and Harold and others monitor and update for us. If you haven't visited our research room and look through the obit books, it is a wonderful source of Lipscomb and surrounding county histories as revealed through individual histories.

If you haven't visited lately, you will have to plan a trip. We have reorganized some of our spaces. We have a Pam corner now and you are always surprised by her exhibits. This month is Madre Gras.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This week has two national holidays, Abraham Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's Day. George Washington's birthday is February 22. In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the President's Day to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America. The Federal statue designates this day as Washington's Birthday. President Nixon issued a proclamation declaring the holiday as President's Day in 1971. President Nixon erroneously believed that a Presidential proclamation on the matter carried the same weight as an Executive Order. Since that change in 1971, the common term has been "President's Day". Check your calendar and you will see the 12th- Lincoln's birthday, the 20th (the third Monday)- President's day, the 22nd - Washington's birthday. Enjoy the week and have cake and candy to celebrate our holidays and history.

If you have articles or photos of past celebrations by any of our communities on holidays i.e. banquets, plays, parades, we would love to copy them for our files.




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