13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
January 17, 2016
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
It is still cold with a capital C. The museum is nice and warm and a great place to come and get some indoor entertainment and education.
Last week I mentioned the geocache program that is tailored to travelers that like to treasure hunt. For historic enthusiasts the Texas Historical Commission thru its trails program has developed several programs that allow visitors to learn more about their state. If you have a modern cell phone you can look up the THC and find locations to visit. Their site is www.thc.state.tx.us. It allows you to visit each county and see their sites.
With modern technology you can learn and visit the world.
As I am writing this on Monday, I can't report on our board meeting that will occur on Thursday. I will remind you that the public is welcome to come to our meetings.
Lovella has tallied our visits for the year and we had 1331 visitors last year. For a small county we do very well. Our programs assist in our numbers but daily visitors are the major count. We appreciate our local patrons bringing your visitors to our museum as part of their visit. We are preparing our 2016 calendar so if you have a program idea please call.
Monday was Martin Luther King day, a federal holiday, that recognizes the man that led the civil rights movement in the United States. August 28, 1963 he led more than 250,000 people on the March on Washington where he gave his "I have a Dream" speech.
One year later on July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed. That same year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for leading non-violent demonstrations.
April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated while he was leading a workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. by James Earl Ray.
January 20, 1986, in cities and towns across the country people celebrated the first official Martin Luther King Day, the only federal holiday commemorating an African-American.
The Civil Rights Act was not the first law of civil rights but it was the most thorough and effective. It guarantees equal rights in housing, public facilities, voting and public schools and that everyone would have impartial hearings and jury trials. These rights are guaranteed to everyone regardless of race,color, sex, or religion. Martin Luther King day is the day, America reflects on these rights and asks itself how we are doing on this front.
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