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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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November 11, 2018

by Virginia Scott


Our core team of volunteers and our two members who worked to keep the museum open during the week are off for the holidays and for the month of December. However, our MET worker will keep the museum open from Tuesday thru Thursday. So if you have visitors come and see us. Call before coming to ensure that we are present.
We have received several new items for the museum, a knitting machine and another WWI uniform. Georgia is presently working on our expansion of the military exhibit and will rotate some of the uniforms. We attempt to change the exhibits every so often to ensure the artifacts maintain their good condition.
We will be decorating the museum with some of our Christmas items that have been given to the museum over the years. An example is the aluminum tinsel tree.


Lipscomb County was quite self-sufficient in the early 1900's. Higgins had a flour mill and produced Snow White flour. In the Nov. 21 issue of the Limelight, the editor refers to Snow White flour as produced by the Gerlach-Higgins Mill and Elevator Company...
"This is in reality a home product and made in our own county. 'Snow White' is a palatable flour and should be used in the homes of Lipscomb county. Those who try it once are well pleased."

A Thanksgiving history: In 1988, a thanksgiving ceremony of a different kind took place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. More than four thousand people gathered on Thanksgiving night. Among them were Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country and descendants of people whose ancestors had migrated to the New World. The ceremony was a public acknowledgment of the Indians' role in the first Thanksgiving 350 years ago. In the past, most schoolchildren believed that the Pilgrims cooked the entire Thanksgiving feast, and offered it to the Indians. In fact, the feast was planned to thank the Indians for teaching them how to cook those foods. Without the Indians, the first settlers would not have survived.

Wilma Mankiller, past principal chief of the Cherokee nation once stated the following:
"We celebrate Thanksgiving along with the rest of America, maybe in different ways and for different reasons. Despite everything that's happened to us since we fed the Pilgrims, we still have our language, our culture, our distinct social system. Even in a Nuclear age, we still have a tribal people."

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