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Polson Flathead Historical Museum opens Memorial Day

POLSON — The Polson Flathead Historical Museum, “The Pioneer Museum on Main Street” invites you to view amazing exhibits of daily life in the Mission Valley and Flathead Lake area in the late 1800s and early 1900s, such as the stagecoach, chuck wagon, fire trucks, Calamity Jane’s saddle and Flathead Lake’s ‘Nessie” (some say it was, some say it wasn’t, caught here) and much more. We open for the season on Memorial Day each year, and we go until Friday, Sept. 15. The museum is located at 708 Main Street and operates Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed on Sundays) There is a visitor fee of $10 and children under 10 years old are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, go to:


Lozar appointed to Board ofMontana Historical Society

News from the Governor’s Office

Mont. Governor Steve Bullock appointed Steve Lozar, of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ legal department, to the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees on May 19. The society is responsible for official state archives and is the repository for state agency records of permanent value. The mission of the MHS is “to promote an understanding and appreciation of Montana’s cultural heritage – past, present and future.”


Chief Cliff fire department receives $5K grant

The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $5000 grant from the Town Pump Charitable Foundation. Grant applications were submitted the end of March, and awards were announced in early May. Town Pump seeks to provide funding for as many Montana fire departments as possible, with a focus on firefighting protection needs and equipment. This year 113 applications were received by Town Pump which had allocated $500,000 for firefighter grants. These grant monies will be used for thermal imaging equipment and/or radios.  


Arlee Farmers Market opens

ARLEE – The first Arlee Farmers Market of the season opens at the new location from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31. The market will be open every Wednesday until September and is located in the parking lot at the Huckleberry Patch, 72532 N. Couture Loop. Vegetables, flowers, and more will be available from a number of vendors along with fundraising food concessions from Arlee student groups. Interested vendors can call Windy Windy Boy at 406-250-7205, and student groups interested in developing a fundraiser can call Shelly Fyant at 406-546-5633.


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