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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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January 28, 2018


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Board meeting was held on Wednesday and well attended. Topics covered were updates on projects for the museum : updating and publishing new cemetery book, expanding the military exhibit, developing new exhibit for the “inch by inch” exercise program, and the gift shop.

The 2017 goals were evaluated and goals for 2018 were developed. Report for officers was given and slate was unanimously elected. President: Floyd Theissen, Vice-President: Pam Tyson, Secretary/Treasurer: Dorothy Schoenhals.

Discussion held for programs and guest speakers for upcoming year. If you have a suggestion for a program please call, email, or write them to us.
Judge Smith gave a report on a state conference and on the grant application for the renovation /restoration of the courthouse.

Bingo for January was held on Saturday and we had a good crowd and everyone won at least one game. The game is held on the 4th Saturday of the month at 6:30 pm so please join us.

Genealogy is held on the 4th Wednesday at 3 pm in our meeting room.

The Student Art exhibit is up and will be judged soon and the reception and awards ceremony will be held on February 25th. Stay tuned for more details.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

We had a discussion recently about the Lipscomb turkeys and about the hunters warning that occurred in the 70's. I finally located the newspaper article that appeared in the Lipscomb Limelight, December 1, 1977. It has a photo of the hunter hanging from a tree with the warning "Hunter who met with misfortune hunting in Lipscomb" The article continued "the irate citizens stress it is illegal to hunt within the city limits; understandably are concerned that many continue to disregard the rules and endanger the lives of the wildlife, as well as the residents of its community."

Though we don't have the hunter in place any more the residents continue the tradition of Lipscomb being a sanctuary for all wildlife and we continue to feed the turkeys, deer and occasionally the night life i.e. skunks.




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