13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
October 7, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
The Lipscomb County Historical Commission and Museum board met on the 2 of October here at the Museum. All but two of the members were present and we had a very productive meeting. The annual fundraiser dinner was set for November 3. Stay tuned for more information. Plan to come and enjoy the meal. Minutes are available in the museum office. We need board representatives for the towns of Higgins, Darrouzett, and Follett. If you would like to join our board, contact us at the museum.
Peg Herriage finished her inventory of the museum's collection of paintings. Now Lovella is in charge of our collection and insuring that our records reflect the inventory. The documentation of our collections is the challenge of museum work. It is the most important and essential record we do to ensure that we can locate each of our items. Thanks, Peg for doing such a great job. Peg is off with Jack and the dogs. We will see them at Christmas time.
November's exhibit will be on the history of Lipscomb County Sports Teams. If you have uniforms, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs of these teams, contact Georgia Couch or the museum. We will return them to you at the end of the exhibit.
Today, the controversy over the details of Christopher Columbus and his discoveries and explorations is greater than ever before. In our efforts to be politically and historically correct, there is increase pressure to tell the details of the Native American Indians and the early Scandinavian Vikings exploration of North America. Some sources state that Columbus landed in South America not North. Nevertheless, Columbus Day was originated by the Italian population of New York City. They organized the first celebration on October 12, 1866. The following years, other cities and states began to recognize the day as a holiday. in 1869, San Francisco called the day Columbus Day.. Colorado became the first state to observe it as a holiday in 1905. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed every October 12 as Columbus Day. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. Celebration of the day continue with it generally accepted that Columbus was the first European to discover the New World of the Americas.
Enjoy the week and the cool fall weather.
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