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Vintage valentines on display at MOAM

POLSON — Gil Mangels has a heart for this kind of work.

Mangels, 75, has 400 antique valentines on display all month long at the Miracle of America Museum. 

He has been collecting the valentines and other memorabilia since he was a kid, his wife Helen said. 

Mangels typically puts them out on display for visitors each February but took a break last year after having a hip replacement, she said. 

The museum, located next to Walmart at 36094 Memory Lane, has valentines scattered throughout various displays in the main building although some have been set up in the lobby of the old Green Mountain School on site. 

The vintage valentines range from the early 1900s through the 1950s, Gil said. 

For some sweet history and a chuckle or two or three, stop by the museum between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. 

Admission is $3 for children ages 2-12 and $6 for those 13 and up. 

 

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