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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
806-852-2123
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October 22, 2017


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

A busy week with Board meeting, the Plains Trail meeting, and a WWI program on Sunday. Our board meeting was on Wednesday and well attended. We discussed ongoing projects including two museum activities : Bingo and Genealogy club. (Dates at bottom of column). Discussion were held on an exhibit of the exercise equipment Inch by Inch. This was a passive exercise program run by Betty Rice and Jean Weis in Higgins. Later the equipment was donated to the museum and located at the school. Most of the pieces are no longer functional and the board approved disposal and bringing the signage and one table over to the museum and making an exhibit.
Discussion on the gift shop continued with recommendations for the t-shirts and Christmas ornaments and our self published books.
There was recommendations to update the cemetery book and the military exhibit.

Sunday we had a good crowd for the presentation by Mel Griswold on WWI. She presented a summary of the activities of the Panhandle men and women during the war. She discussed the various program required of women on canning, rations, etc. One program required the knitting of socks for the soldiers. She provided a list of all the panhandle men who served in WWI. The list is a wall exhibit at the Panhandle Plains Museum until December. The program was well received with a good discussion following her program.

REMINDERS:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 11 AM TO 1 PM - RECEPTION FOR PINE GREGORY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT P.M. TILL OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER WITH SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION AND GUEST SPEAKER, TRACY JANELL ANDREWS ON 'TURTLE TRACKERS.' IT PROMISES TO BE A FUN EVENING. TICKETS ARE $25 PER PERSON AND MENU IS NEW WITH LOCAL CATERER. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT MUSEUM OR BOARD MEMBERS.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This was in the October 25, 1917 Limelight that describes what Ms. Griswold spoke on at our presentation Sunday.
"Pledge Card week is nearly upon us. Food Administrators will make it a point to visit homes of the many people in our locality and solicit the signatures of the good "lady of the house" and also the "daddy" for the purpose of lending their support toward the saving the food stuffs of our country. it is to be hoped that everyone will sign up as it takes the united support of all to win in the great war game now on"...."it is up to us" to get in with our bit."




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