Winter projects have mostly been in the main
museum building. Improvements in the Native
American exhibit, Free Enterprise/ Mouse Trap
section, Scouting area, and the Edison/ Free Speech
Heavy snow melt and rain find the low spots in
the yard and make it muddy. We've used what is
called 3/4 Crush, to fill and level, but it has a lot of
sand in it.
, located on Caffrey Road
suggested I use fractured rock and donated and
delivered a big dump truck load. It is much
cleaner and looks nice. If you're doing a drive
way or walk way give Jim a call. He's had many
years of experience with road building and the
The Scheduled 3
Saturday program had to be
moved this month to the 4th Saturday in February. It
will include tunes on the Edison "Talking Machine"
cylinder phonograph that David Jacobson, one of
our receptionist and Gil has been busy repairing and
Two of the buffalo skulls have been
embellished using Native American flint/
arrow heads, spear heads, knives, and scrapers.
This was made possible by Dawn Merritt,
another receptionist who has quite the artistic
A few painting and restoration projects have
taken place in Gil's shop with the help of David
Bosley, Paul Bonelli, John Dark, and Harry Fritz.
We also have a new temporary volunteer,
Monique who enjoys helping with the displays
and is good on the computer. If we could some
how get a grant to hire her full-time she would be
a real asset to the museum.
Since shop work has been slow this winter, I
was able to make a couple more Whimsical
Sculptures. I mostly used scrap iron, discarded
tools, and a few auto parts. They are currently
on display at the open (none juried) art show at
the Sandpiper Gallery on Main st in Polson.
The sculptures will continue to be displayed
there until the middle of March.