Tumbleweed Smith keynote speaker at 42nd annual Heritage Museum meeting
Heritage Museum is all about sharing the townâ€™s history. So it only makes sense its 42nd annual meeting will contain pieces of history.
During the meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Museum lobby, Tumbleweed Smith will be the keynote speaker.
â€śI have lived here for many years and had the privilege of speaking to several notables. The program will include voices of those who had a part in founding Big Spring,â€ť Smith said.
According to Smith, the voice of Toots Mansfield; Nat Schick, previous postmaster; Joe Pickle, previous editor of the Big Spring Herald; Jack Cook, former air park manager; R.H. Weaver; Ernie Boyd, World War II POW; Pearl Bradshaw; and Shine Phillips, among others.
â€śThose are among the most notable. They are all names I think almost anyone would recognize,â€ť Smith said. â€śThese interviews will provide the audience with a warm feeling about these people and about Big Spring.â€ť
The evening is not meant to be somber by any means, according to Smith. Those attending can expect to find some good humor in the program.
â€śIf people arenâ€™t fully aware of the personality of Big Spring, I would encourage them to come. This will give them a real insight to into Big Spring and the outlook, sense of humor and overall appreciation of life,â€ť Smith said.
Getting history out for the community to see is important. Through this presentation, Smith said the oral histories are able to be heard and arenâ€™t sitting on a shelf somewhere.
â€śItâ€™s good to get the oral histories out so people can hear them,â€ť Smith said.
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