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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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April 1, 2018


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

We are continuing the development of new exhibits and areas with new cases. Two new exhibits are in development. One is an exhibit about the exercise program 'Inch by Inch' that was provided by Jean Weis in Higgins for many a year. We will have two working tables and the framed narratives that explain the program. If you used the program and wish to share your memories please forward them to us or call us and we will record them.

I must apologize for a mistake I made in last week's column, I mistakenly identified the students that are helping us as being from Follett. They are Darrouzett seniors with their teacher Scott Miller. They are doing a great job and if you see them thank them for donating their time to the museum.

Upcoming dates: April 8, 2pm for reception for Robert Mercer and possibly a book signing for Kathy Burrus.

Sadly, Lipscomb County lost one of its citizens. Ray Burrus died and was laid to rest on Tuesday. Our condolences to his family.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

APRIL FIRST this year was Easter and April fool's day. The word "Easter" is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox.
Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday at the day that He was resurrected. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service to the United States.
Christians consider eggs to be "the seed of life" and so they are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

April Fool's Day also called All Fool' Day is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. In 1957, the BBC pulled a prank, known as the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest prank, where they broadcast a fake film of Swiss farmers picking freshly-grown spaghetti. The BBC were later flooded with requests to purchase a spaghetti plant, forcing them to declare the video as a prank on the news the next day. If you were watching one of the national news on the first, this prank was repeated this year showing a pretty young lady picking spaghetti off a spaghetti bush.

Have a good week.




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