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Arlee students were delightful visitors

Editor,

In spite of the long and severe winter and wet and cold spring, the Miracle of America Museum continues to be a destination for visitors from afar. Thirty-seven states, 12 countries, and 3 Canadian provinces so far for 2017. Improvements and restorations have continued through the winter, and unusual donations continue. There is a growing number of folks enjoying our Fourth Thursday free “Night at the Museum” programs, and we are looking forward to hosting an Old Time Fiddlers jam the afternoon of April 22. Other groups have used our meeting room as well.

School field trips have been going on for about a month with schools from as far away as Trego on the north to Arlee on the south. Worthy of special mention is the Arlee High School that recently came through the museum for a lecture tour. This group was outstanding. I can’t remember ever having a school group that was more responsive, interested, polite, responsible, and they were a delight to host. It gave me a feeling of hope for the upcoming generation.

We’ve already had commitments for our annual Live History Days weekend of July 15-16. We would like to involve more youth in re-enacting the past in numerous venues. This will be a special fundraiser for a vintage gunsmithing shop as one of the over 40 buildings in the museum courtyard.

Gil Mangels
President of MOAM
Polson

 

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