Aubrey Jaap serves as the Archives Director and has been with the organization since 2007. She heads the Archives digitization programs and oral history collections, as well as manages the non-current government record for Butte-Silver Bow. She collaborated with the University of Montana’s Irish Studies Program to curate an exhibit titled “Erin’s Exiled Children: Irish America and the Road to the Rising,” which traveled throughout Montana’s libraries and museums. In 2016, she successfully wrote a grant to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to catalog and preserve the historic C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection. Aubrey is also a member of the Montana State Historical Records and Advisory Board. She has her B.S. in Public Relations from Montana State University-Billings.
Lindsay Mulcahy is the Archives Assistant Director. She has worked in many aspects of Butte’s historical community including guided tours and as curator for the World Museum of Mining. She also worked for Zena Beth McGlashan and has an excerpt published in the Afterword of the Biography of F. August Heinze: Copper King at War. Lindsay co-instructs the Butte History Adult Education Course and is vice-chairwoman of Butte Historical Memorials. Lindsay has a BA in History from Montana State University.
Shannon Hopewell joined the Archives in 2023 as the Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Montana Tech with an associate in accounting. Born and raised in Butte, she grew up fascinated with the history of her hometown. This brought her to write a children’s book about Butte history.
Cara Mooney joined the Archives in 2017 as an intern to assist in the cataloging and preservation of the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection, and now oversees the processing and cataloging of incoming collections of historic materials. Cara has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Montana and an MLIS with a specialty in Archives Management from Simmons College.
Born and raised in Butte, Jennifer fell in love with all things history when her mother started working at the Mineral Research Center, later known as GCM Services, Inc. Studying business at Montana Tech, she realized she wanted to pursue a degree in History from the University of Montana. Jennifer pursues her interest in historical and archaeological consulting through her work at GCM Services, Inc., and in 2021 accepted a position as Archives Technician at the Archives.
Morgan began volunteering at the Historic Clark Chateau in 2021 and was brought on as the Program Director in 2022. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Connecticut College in New London, CT. She first came to Butte for a position with AmeriCorps at the Bureau of Land Management. Morgan is passionate about community engagement and is thrilled to be at the Chateau.
Christine Martin is the Chateau’s Curator. She studied Fine Art and Art History at OSU and Printmaking at UM. Her previous experience includes gallery sales at The Mansfield Art Center and The Art Works on Main; steward of the print shop at the IBRC; and longtime teaching artist of printmaking, life drawing, and studio arts. Her work has shown at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery, The Mansfield Art Center, The Foreground Gallery, and other national shows. She has been featured in several publications, and in 2019, she was selected for solo exhibitions in Butte’s Carle Gallery and the Stoplight Art Gallery in Anaconda.