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Miracle of America seeks volunteers, board members

| November 23, 2023 12:00 AM

Founded in 1981, the Miracle of America Museum in Polson is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of one of the largest collections of American history. Located on four acres, with a large main building and more than 40 smaller structures, the museum offers many hands-on displays that bring the history of our country to life. But they need help.

According to founder Gil Mangels, “We always need volunteers who are interested in history and are willing to devote their time to the museum. But right now, we have some specific needs as well. We are looking for at least one new member to join our board of directors and help plan for the future.”

Directors are asked to attend four board meetings a year and, time permitting, volunteer their time and expertise for various projects.

And one of those projects is the upcoming Winter Fest, planned for Jan. 13, 2024. That’s when many of the static exhibits will come to life as museum volunteers start the engines and offer rides and demonstrations of historic snow machines and other snow vehicles.

In addition to snow machines, visitors will be able to take a ride on two vintage vehicles used in Glacier National Park: the sno-crawler built by members of the maintenance crew in their East Glacier shop, and the historic 1952 Tucker Sno-cat which replaced it.

Those interested in helping with Winter Fest or joining the museum board are encouraged to call Mangels at 406-883-6804.

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