Date 2023-02-22 - 2023-02-22
Time 12:00 p.m.
Location 17 W. Quartz Street

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, February 22, with a presentation by the Silver Bow Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 125 Years of DAR in Montana.  The presenters, JoAnne Piazzola and Barbara Kerr, will tell a story about a strong and amazing group of women beginning in 1894 right through to today.  You will learn the history of these women who trace their lineage back to someone who fought in or contributed to the Revolutionary War, and the impact they’ve had in the Butte-Anaconda area. You will learn how you, too, might be able to join the DAR, along with tips on where and how to start digging into your genealogical history.

DAR’s Silver Bow Chapter was the first DAR chapter in Montana. For them, December 21, 1897 is an important date because on that day, 14 women met in the Butte home of Mrs. Clinton Moore to organize Silver Bow Chapter, NSDAR. Their selection of their organizing date is notable – it is the anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor (known then as “Forefathers Day”).

The Brown Bag Lunch will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz Street. Coffee and water will be served and guests may bring a sack lunch.

For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.