• Bill & Cheryl Collins — several antique weaving shuttles and spools
• Jack Collins of Ronan donated 2 tickets to the Snake
River Jump, personally autographed to him and his wife by Evel Knievel.
Jack was Ronan’s first motorcycle dealer (Honda) back in the ’50s and
had sponsored Evel in some of his jumps.
• Bob Feil — Last spring Bob came over from Moses Lake
WA for Gil’s dad’s funeral. While visiting the museum he noticed that an
antique Mercury outboard motor displayed in the boat building was
missing half of its motor case. His family-run boat business came in
handy, as he found the missing part and sent it over.
• Darris Flanigan — 3 pieces of Polson memorabilia
• Pat Fleming — a beautiful cased set of “Yankee” screwdrivers
• Howard Hudson — motorcycle and BSA books, and numerous packaging items, office supplies, etc.
• Greg Knutson, Glass Connections — small snowplow, glass and glass cutting to fit whatever we needed
• Virginia MacDonald donated a cd of Ratatouille, an
Oscar winner and fun family movie done by her nephew, Brad Bird of Pixar
• Robert Wise donated a 1959 pair of giant slalom
competition skis. They look so modern compared to all the older wooden
ones we have, but when you think about it they are almost 50 years old.
• April 22 — Fiddlesticks music recital at 6:30 pm
• April 26th — Eureka parade
• May 8th, 9th, and 10th are “Merchant Appreciation
Days” at the museum, from 7 am to 9 pm. Refreshments will be served and
admission is free for all area merchants, their employees and their
families. We want to show our appreciation for the support shown us by
the majority of area businesses. We hope they will visit and encourage
their employees to stop by and view our new displays. Visitors do
appreciate local merchants who recommend something worthwhile to see in
the area, and the longer we keep guests in the area, everyone benefits.
It is hoped that the extended hours will give everyone the opportunity
to attend. For free admission, visitors should identify their business
in the guest book.
With the help of Tyler Rehbein Construction, our
building site for the proposed tractor and ag building is ready. It will
add approximately 3200 more square feet of display area and will house
restored and quality tractors and farm equipment. One portion will be
finished off as an office with rare and nice paper and smaller ag
related memorabilia that will be seen but not touched. It will also
house our ag related research library and book collection. At this time
only Jim Pomajevich has made a substantial donation and we have a couple
of smaller pledges. We are hoping this donation will create interest
and entice others to join him. A donation here would be a great way to
remember a loved one by funding a 10 ft. wide bay in the building. We
encourage our museum friends to let their loved ones know in advance if
they would like certain items or memorials donated to the museum. Often
when it is necessary to write an obituary, the survivors writing it are
under great stress and may not remember or even be aware of your wishes.
Board member Donna Maddux is looking for retired local
teachers to assist with help or funding for painting the Green Mountain
School and reroofing the teacherage.
With Postal rates rising again we have to remind Friends
of their dues with greater regularity. If you can remember it will
help, but if you forget we may be sending the reminders the month after
your membership is due. We really appreciate those who donate regularly,
because we hate begging.
Everyone who donates, receives at least one newsletter.
After that, if you still want to receive newsletters please let us know.
A star beside your name on the address label means this may be the last
newsletter you receive unless we hear from you. Our memberships are
reasonable, are tax deductible and provide free admission, copies of our
newsletters, and a 10% discount in our gift shop.
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