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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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September 1, 2019


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Pam Tyson has completed hanging her beautiful quilts for our September-October exhibit. Her reception will be September 15, at 2 pm. Please mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy her original designs and colorful quilts.
We enjoyed having the museum display at the Booker library for the Booker celebration. The town population was triple or more of our county. It was fun listening to the various ex-students discuss their years in Booker.
Our annual fundraiser is scheduled for October 12th at 6:30pm at the Fellowship Hall, Methodist Church, Follett. Tickets are $25/person and will be available starting this week. There will be good food, wonderful entertainment, and exciting auction. Please plan to attend.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

We celebrated Labor Day this week. It was an official national holiday. The first Labor Day parade was held in New York city on September 5, 1882. Twenty thousand workers marched in a parade up Broadway. They carried banners that read "LABOR CREATES ALL WEALTH" AND ''EIGHT HOURS FOR WORK. EIGHT HOURS FOR REST, EIGHT HOURS FOR RECREATION.'' After the parade there were picnics all around the city. Within the next few years, the idea spread from coast to coast, and all states celebrated Labor Day. In 1894, Congress voted it a federal holiday.
Today we celebrate with a little less fanfare on the first Monday of September. Many politicians "Kick off" their political campaigns by holding rallies on the holiday or attending scheduled events. Labor Day is considered the end of the summer with a last three-day weekend at the beach or other favorite summer places.
We hope each of you did the same.
I have to acknowledge the source of these facts are from the US embassy website and their Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A.




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