13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
June 7, 2020
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
Things are still slow as to visitors, but our membership drive is having a great response. We appreciate your support so much and hope we are providing you services that meet your interests. If not, please let us know how we can increase our services.
During the month of June, our exhibit will be of our past artists and their paintings and /or photographs. It is nice to review and showcase our past exhibitors work and see all the talent that we have in this area.
We are planning for our upcoming calendar for programs and speakers, so if you have suggestions, please send them our way. Our email address is email@example.com.
REMINDER: we are still having our book sale.
Camp meetings were common in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In Lipscomb a common location for these meetings was an area known as the "Camp Meeting Ground". This was a low, shady valley, with one old elm tree whose noon-day shadows covered a space of 80 feet in diameter. This was referred to as the "Camp Meeting Tree" because religious services were held under its protecting boughs.
"The minister, who usually arrived by horseback, preached to hundreds of people, and many were converted, and they returned to their homes very happy and feeling the Power and Love of God within their hearts". According to research by Miss Laura Hamner, the last camp meeting at the tree was during the summer of 1916. Source: the first edition of A History of Lipscomb County, Texas 1876-1976.
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