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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
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October 4, 2015

by Virginia Scott

A busy week and weekend in Lipscomb. The museum hosted a reception for Pam Haines and her exhibit of one of kind dolls. Her collection is one of kind and so realistic that people are taken back when first entering the room. Then they pick out a favorite and sit in the rocker and enjoy playing with dolls again. There were over 50 people who came by and visited with Pam and her dolls. Many had not visited the museum since we expanded so enjoyed the new addition and also our new exhibit on the "Beachey Mennonites of West Texas" This is a Humanities Texas Exhibit and is very interesting as well as educational.

Since the fall weather has arrived, come to the museum and visit all our new exhibits. It is not too late to plan to attend Lance Bussard's presentation on archeological finds in Lipscomb County on Sunday,
October 18th at 2 pm at the museum and to attend our fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th (tickets for the fundraiser are available from board members or museum, $25 ea person). You can call the museum at 806-852-2123 for reservations.

The Board met on Friday, October 2, with 14 members present. The main topics were the fundraiser and upcoming programs. Dorothy Schoenhals reported on the progress of the new Historical Markers for county, Lovella Thiessen reported that the museum and historical commission newsletter with be mailed shortly. She also reported that the museum membership drive will be conducted this last quarter of the year for 2016.

Judy Ward reported that her committee is soliciting donated items for our silent and live auction at the fundraiser. This is always a fun event and we appreciate individuals and businesses who have items to donate for the events. If you have an item that you would like to donate contact a board member or the museum. Museum number is 806-852-2123.


In one of the early edition of the newsletter, one issue reported memories of the schools. Betty Ruth Beard wrote about a teacher Mrs. Andrews and an incident she recalled about one of her students, a little girl, whom she disciplined by asking her to sit under the teacher's desk. When the entire class was disrupted by giggles, Mrs. Andrews discovered that the child was quietly sitting under the desk and making faces at her classmates. Not only had she been entertaining them but she had eaten the teacher's lunch which was in a sack under the desk. Thelma Andrews taught one year at the Little Blue School, which was sometimes referred to as the Bussard School, south of town(Lipscomb). After 1926, she worked for Ben Roberts, the Lipscomb county Sheriff, and she was in the tax assessor's office for eight years. Enjoy your week

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