POLSON-FLATHEAD HISTORICAL MUSEUM
WESTERN HISTORY AND PIONEER MEMORABILIA
These are examples of just a few of the exhibits available at the PFHM. Our museum is a living, growing institution developed in the 1960's by the Reservation Pioneers under the guidance of J.F. "Faye" McAlear. Through the years, generous area residents, many descendants of pioneers, have contributed artifacts and other memorabilia to make the museum what it is today, a living example of early life in the Mission Valley. We're easy to find, just drive down Polson's Main Street, 5 blocks from Hwy. 93, and there we are!
Museum Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling
You are invited to participate in our Aluminum Beverage Can Recycle project. Our goal is to supplement our operating budget with revenue earned from your participation in our recycling effort. Our 2016 year to date net revenue from this project is $737 from over-winter can accumulation (October-May) and one trip the recycling center with 1700 pounds of beverage cans. At 24 cans/pound this load translated to over 40,000 cans. The cans were transported (thanks to Wes Delaney) in his 36 foot fifth wheel cattle hauler trailer packed with cans to the trailer ceiling.
Recycling aluminum is a cost effective effort. About 60% of aluminum produced is recovered in the recycling effort. This number can be improved with your participation. Just elect to save your empty beverage cans and drop them off at the Museum. We ask that you do not commingle other aluminum products, such as cat food cans, aluminum foil, aluminum food trays, etc with aluminum beverage cans. The recycler will not accept these items with aluminum beverage cans and this foreign aluminum becomes counterproductive to our effort.
As you see by our kennel accumulation of cans, we anticipate a bountiful can harvest this summer that will translate to a $2500 revenue line item for the Museum. We thank you for your participation and hope that you enjoy your Museum.
We bet you can!
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