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November 28, 2010

by Virginia Scott


A very quiet week with the Thanksgiving Holiday, we closed early on Wednesday and all day Thursday so there is no report from the core team. This week there was a board meeting on Thursday to close the year and approve our goals for next year.

At this time of the year, we look at what we have accomplished and plan for the new year. We schedule artist and look for collections to display. We also plan events and fundraisers. So I should have a lot to report in my first column of 2011.


We have a nice collection of phonograph for the early 1900'S ( we are trying to research the dates) and Robert Imke donates his talent and equipment to transfer the songs to a CD so we can play them. The lastest on has love songs with the following titles : "When you look in the Heart of a Rose"; "Serenade", "Nightingale Song", "a Mother", and "Peer Gynt Suite no. 1". If you love old songs, visit us in the new year and give a listen.

To end the year, I am recalling the history of the "Lipscomb Heritage", the first newsletter published by the Lipscomb County Historical Society and the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum. This history was written by Betty Ruth Beard in the last issue of the newsletter in 1992.

Members of the Lipscomb county Historical Society, who sponsor the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum in Lipscomb, met in early 1988 and decided to finance a newsletter of county history. "Lipscomb Heritage" was selected for the name of the bulletin which was to be printed every three months. Proceeds, if an, from the newsletter were earmarked for the museum after expenses.

The purpose was to include all county towns in the publication so editors were appointed from each town. They were Marki Laughlin, Higgins; Betty Ruth Beard, Lipscomb; Hazel Lockhart, Booker; Alberdine Wilhite, Follett; and Bessie Lee Duke, Darrouzett."

The first edition was printed in June, 1988. Throughout the past four years, the members of the Historical Society volunteered their time to writing and collecting articles and pictures to be printed. The subscription list was 130 with readers in over 12 states. Ben Boren of the Booker News printed the newsletter beginning with the second issue. The 17 issues are now available in the museum gift shop as one of our publications.

The Lipscomb County Historical Commission and the museum resumed publishing a newsletter in 2006 and continues providing members the newsletter with three or four issues a year. The newsletter continues our mission to preserve and protect our heritage. This past year we completed the editing of volume 2 of Lipscomb County History and from the stories we received there is a lot of history and writers out there. We need you so think about writing an article for the quarterly newsletter. We need your history and talent.


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