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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
staff@wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org
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November 8, 2020


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott


MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The museum is still quiet due to the publics reduction in going places due to the coronavirus. We hope everyone is practicing good habits. The museum has all the appropriate protection items and reminders and the courthouse offices are also equipped with the appropriate items so if you need to come to see us, it is safe.

I did not write a column last week because we were closed due to lack of activity.

We are awaiting for the arrival of our new shelving, hoping it will arrive prior to our closing for the holidays. Stay tuned for updates.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This week is a holiday to honor and recognize Veterans. November 11 was selected in 1919 to recognize the end of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month when the Allied Powers signed a cease-fire agreement with Germany at Rethondes, France bringing the war to an end.

Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938. In 1953, the townspeople in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans' Day in gratitude to the veterans in their town. Soon after, Congress passed a bill introduced by a Kansas congressman renaming the federal holiday to Veteran' day. In 1971 President Nixon declared it a federal holiday on the Second Monday in November.

After the Vietnam War, the emphasis on holiday activities have shifted. There are fewer military parades and ceremonies. Veterans gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to stand quiet vigil at the names of their friends and relatives who fell in the Vietnam War. If you know a veteran, thank them for their service.

The museum has a military exhibit area and we have several publications about our servicemen from Lipscomb County.




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