Modern paint seems to be a failure to start with.
When big brother overreacted and took the lead out of
paint, it lost its durability. Thanks to
Montana Sales Rep. for Sherwin-Williams and
Zachary Roeder of the Missoula Sherwin Williams
store, We were donated 5 gallons of Peelbond primer
which is supposed to be the best. As soon as the
weather straightens out we'll try it out on the Paul
Bunyan boat and the outside south wall of the boat
and auto bldg.
It goes where needed most
A recent $100 donation was sent to us from out of
state for museum project development. We used it for
glass for recently assembled picture groupings of local
history and vintage advertising for related artifacts.
Unfortunately, the donors name and address were lost
in our computers black hole. Memberships, unless
otherwise directed, go directly into the museum
Return visitors notice the recent improvements
we've made and continue to make almost daily. Even
when Gil gets to watch the desk due to helper
shortages, he's busy sorting boxes and piles of smaller
items, framing pictures, posters, or collages, or
mentally planning several things at once.
One of America's prominent founding fathers,
John Adams, stated, "Our Constitution was made
only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any other." A
on our board of directors since the museum's
inception. Mel recently succumbed to heart
failure. While his heart could no longer sustain his
body, it never wavered in his love for God,
Family, or America. Mel and his wife Gaye were
staunch supporters of the Constitution and lifetime
donors to the museum endowment fund.. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to Gaye and family.
thought his uniform and this grouping might be
better in the veterans section rather than
hanging in his closet at home. Interestingly just
this week a gracious family of four - originally
from Vietnam but now U.S. citizens and
business people in Washington state - were
excited to see our displays, translated some of
the Vietnam writings and affirmed how grateful
they were for our veterans.
- After using it to finish up his
grounds work at the Mission Mountain Resort,
Tom decided to donate his International 350
diesel tractor and loader to the museum. The
resort, about 4 miles east of Polson off Mt. 35
does special events, anything from birthday
parties to weddings. Give them a call at
has come on board so to
speak by volunteering his time and making us
many made to order wooden picture frames.
Other helpers which includes "gofers" by
delivering or picking up things, receptionist,
cleaning displays, etc. include
Brenda Hughes, Dawn Merritt, Lee and
Afton Moss, Scott Perry, Nancy Pray, Earl
Serry, Andrew Speer, and Donna Terry.