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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 6, 2018


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The art exhibit for May/June has been installed. It is the Art of Vicki Schafer. You will enjoy her art as well as the manner it which she exhibits her art. Stay tuned for the date for her reception.
A group of five museum volunteers will be traveling to Plainview on Friday for a genealogy workshop. We hope to learn about resources and methods to trace and document our ancestors so we can increase our research at the museum.

Remember that the week of May 20th is EMS week and we will host a reception for all EMS volunteers on Sunday, May 20 at 2pm. Please plan to attend.

Board meeting met on Wednesday. Report next week.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH was Cinco de Mayo. It is not Mexican Independence Day nor is it an American holiday. Some think it should be. So, why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This is the date the 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico city on the morning of May 5, 1862. This battle victory prevented Napoleon III from supplying the confederate rebels for another year allowing the United States to build up their army and defeating the Confederates at Gettysburg 14 months later essentially ending the Civil War. Cinco de Mayo is a party that celebrates freedom and liberty. There are two ideals which Mexicans and Americans have fought shoulder to shoulder to protect, ever since the 5th of May, 1862.

This week in 1918, the citizens of Lipscomb County were busy raising money for the war effort and recruiting women to can, knit, or sew for making socks, bandages, and uniforms for soldiers. They were also recruiting young women to join the Red Cross to become nurses.




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