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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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May 1, 2016

by Virginia Scott


After writing our weekly column last week, I went home and went to bed for a week with either a terrific summer cold or flu, take your pick. I am still not up to par but life and chores continue. According to the rest of the crew, we had a busy week with everyone assisting in the end of one exhibit and readying the museum for our next exhibit. This week will be preparing the museum for John Van Beekum's exhibit and his workshop on Saturday. We have over twenty registered for the workshop so it should be fun and hopefully improve our ability to take photographs.

John's reception will be on Sunday so treat your mother to an outing and come see his photographs and meet him. It should be a fun event.

Ann has been busy reviewing our loan file and sending out renewal or change letters. If you received one please complete the forms and return them. It is important to keep our files current and up to date.


England was one of the first countries to set aside a day to cognize mothers. In the eighteenth century when many people worked as household servants for the rich, "Mothering Sunday" was reserved for them to return home to be with their mothers. It was established as a holiday in the twentieth century.
In the United States, Mother's Day did not become an official holiday until 1915, Its establishment was due largely to the perseverance and love of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna's mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Penn. where her father served as a minister, As a girl, Anna had helped her mother take care of her garden, mostly filled with white carnations, her mother's favorite flower. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her. She asked the minister at her church in West Virginia to give a sermon in her mother's memory. On the same Sunday in Philadelphia, their minister honored Mrs. Jarvis and all mothers with a special Mother's Day service. Anna Jarvis began writing to congressmen, asking them to set aside a day to honor mothers. In 1910, the governor of West Virginia proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day and a year later every state celebrated it.
In 1914, President Wilson proclaimed the first National Mother's Day. It took ten more years to establish a father's day, more about that in June. Mothers, enjoy your day.

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