Nifty Thrifty in Polson and Twice But Nice in Ronan are owned and operated by Mission Mountain Ent., Inc. We are non-profit providing services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1974 in Lake County. We currently serve 48 individuals in an array of services. We have 4 group homes, two day/work activity centers, supported living services for those that live at home or on their own, and the two thrift stores. Donations from the community sold in our thrift stores raise money to support outings, special events, and other opportunities not covered by their fixed incomes. We employ anywhere from 80-100 staff with different shifts covering 24/7/365.
The Polson Flathead Lake Museum opened in 1972 to preserve the history of the Mission Valley and the Flathead Indian Reservation. On display is the Lambert Trading Post which was the first building in Polson during 1870-1880 time span. The museum has a Native American Collection of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, 1800’s chuck wagon, the Allard Stage Coach which ran in the Valley 1908-1910, vintage farm equipment, antique tools, homestead kitchen, bedroom and parlor, schoolroom. boat display, wild animal display, pictorial history display of the valley and Flathead Lake, a marionette display of Lewis and Clark. Plus a feature of Polson’s Fire Department history and fire artifacts.