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Heritage Fair May 20
to gather local history

by Addrien Marx
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
March 19, 1998

Funded by a grant from the Liz Claiborne/Art Ortenberg Foundation, four elementary school teachers - Sharon Teague, Linda Bowers, Lisa Pena, and Kaye Mahoney and museum director, Addrien Marx, have been working with students and other members of the community in a project that bonds generations together. Through oral history, archive research and photo collections, the heritage of Seeley Lake is being recorded and kept alive through intriguing interactions of young people and the stories and memories of the local "old timers." Gaining momentum this first year, participants would like an opportunity to introduce the community to this worthwhile project.

On May 20, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at Seeley Lake Elementary, an open house will invite members of the community to enjoy what the students have thus far compiled as well as interview booths and professional equipment on hand that provide picture copies of photos brought to share. Eighth grade students will record names and information behind each photo. This process allows families total control of their precious photos and not having to jeopardize their loss during travel elsewhere to have them copied. Copies will become property of the Montana Heritage Project and the Seeley Lake Museum.

Also, the final vote on a logo for our new Museum and Visitor Center will take place. The top ten logo designs will be voted on by the public during their visit to the Heritage Fair. Young and professional artists are expected to compete for the winning design.

Although gathering of information is the theme of this year's Fair, next year will be a more balanced display of Heritage Project work, including booths from area businesses and organizations recording and sharing their own special history.

Please come and help make this exciting first year a success for our students! Then begin planning your own booth - your business or organization's history has impacted us all. The Montana Heritage Project affords us the opportunity to keep it alive!


Future Museum,
Visitor Center
Needs Logo


Put on your thinking caps, get out your paper and pencils! The Seeley Swan Historical Museum and Visitors Center needs a logo.

C.B. Rich's barn will be moved and reconstructed at the entrance of Seeley Lake, on the edge of the Double Arrow Golf Course. It will house the Visitor Center and Museum. Everyone is encouraged to submit ideas. The top ten logos will be on display at the Heritage Fair, to be held May 20. At that time, the logos will be voted on by the public.

The name Seeley Swan Historical Museum and Visitor Center may be shortened, or may not be incorporated in the actual logo. Logos must be submitted to Cindy Torok, P.O. Box 874, Seeley Lake MT 59868 by May 13. Call Cindy at 677-2204 if you have questions.

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