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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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March 31, 2019


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

A quiet week with occasional visitors. We are preparing for our Board meeting this week and will report on its actions next week. A group of 5 from the museum will venture to Plainview on Friday to the annual meeting of the South Plains Genealogical Society. This is the group we discovered last year and we always learn a lot that will assist us in researching our Lipscomb Families and our own. The material we obtain is shared at our monthly meeting. If interested call the museum for details.

We also had a visit from John Van Beekum to see his photographs that are a part of our permanent exhibits that tell the Lipscomb County story through his photos.

Myra and Mary have assumed the duties of updating our Facebook page so check it out and let them know if there is something you would like us to do.
We will try to upload photos in the near future.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Today, Monday is April Fools' Day. Also called All Fools' Day, and has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures and its origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that it dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563.

People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had move d to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.

There's also speculation that April Fools' Day was tied to the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, when Mother Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather. Judging by the chilly weather today, I agree with this one theory.

Whatever its origin, it is a fun day when we are allowed to play jokes and pranks on each other and not get in trouble. Have a good week.




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