Butte History in the Classroom was created as an online educational tool when the Archives became unable to host students during the Covid pandemic. In lieu of students visiting the Archives, this project aims to bring the archival resources to the student. The topics below explore a number of facets of Butte, Montana’s history. Click on a topic below, download the packet, and complete the worksheets.

D.J. Hennessy
J.C. Penney’s Fire
Jeannette Rankin
Jewish Community
Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway
East Middle School
Dr. Caroline McGill
Chinese Community
Coldest Day in Butte
Columbia Gardens
1959 Miners Strike
Ella Knowles Haskell
Evel Knievel
F. Augustus Heinze
Frank Little
Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine Disaster
Hansen Packing Company
Hebgen Lake Earthquake
Knights of Pythias
Lady of the Rockies
Lyndon B. Johnson
Marcus Daly
Mary MacLane
School Mascots
Maybelle Hogan
Miners’ Union Hall Explosion
Mine Mules
Naranche Stadium
Stodden Park Pool
Berkeley Pit
Walkerville Fire Department
Kenyon-Connell Warehouse Explosion
William A. Clark
Women’s Protective Union

Take a virtual tour of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives’ Reading Room.

Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives

17 W Quartz St, Butte, MT, 59701, United States.

Butte History in the Classroom is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Harbaugh Foundation.