13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
August 13, 2017
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
A busy week with lots of items coming in as gifts to the museum. I will be reporting on some of them in my historical musings in the future.
The geneology group met on Wednesday, Aug 9 with a good group and research tips were discussed on how to locate various records in different states. This group is a great resource if you are just starting your family history or looking for a particular family. Come and join us on the First Wednesday of the month.
Pam Haines reception on Sunday was well attended and everyone enjoyed visiting with Pam and her family. The most common question was "Where do you stored all these items and Barbies?" She has a special storage house.
If you haven't visited the exhibit, find a young girl and come on down to enjoy an afternoon of fun.
Please place on your calendar Saturday, November 4. This is the date for our annual fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information. we are now collecting items for the silent auction and called auction so bring us your items.
REMINDER: BINGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 6:30 PM HERE AT THE MUSEUM
Did you know that the Lipscomb Cemetery was first called the I.O.O.F. cemetery. In Gus Mehlhop's obit in the Aug. 9th, 1917 limelight read" The remains were in charge of undertaker W.F. Peugh who acted in the capacity of funeral conductor. The services were held at the Union church at this place on Monday afternoon, August 6th at two o'clock. The service was conducted in both English and German after which the remains were placed to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery east of town followed by the largest procession of sympathizers ever witnessed here.
The I.O.O.F. sold the land to Lipscomb citizens in 1911. The first burial of record was the year and half year old child, Fred Mehlhop son of Gus.
There is also an interesting term of "funeral conductor". When did conductor change to director?
Have a good week.
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