In honor of the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of what is now the city-county of Butte-Silver Bow, as well as the creation of the Montana Territory by President Lincoln, Chief Executive Matt Vincent, the Butte Archives, the World Museum of Mining, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Butte History Club, and the Butte Gun Club will host a series of events to celebrate the sesquicentennial.
On Wednesday, October 1, the Butte Archives at 17 West Quartz Street will host a brown bag lunch featuring Ken Egan discussing Montana in 1864. The brown bag will be held at the Archives from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
In the rotunda of the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse, 155 West Granite Street, on Friday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. Chief Executive Vincent will unveil an exhibit documenting Butte’s impressive history from the 1860s to the present day. The exhibit will be on display in the rotunda through December. Following the unveiling, birthday cake made from traditional 1864 recipes will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday, October 4, the World Museum of Mining, 155 Museum Way just west of Montana Tech, will have free admission and garnet panning. The Montana History Club will serve a venison chili and the Butte Gun Club will provide early day shooting demonstrations.
For more information please contact the Butte-Silver Bow Archives at 406-782-3280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.