Date 2022-09-14 - 2022-09-14
Time 12:00pm
Location Butte-Silver Bow Archives

Join Elizabeth Tritthart at the Butte Archives on Wednesday, September 14, to learn how Montanan Mary Meigs Atwater helped to tame the Wild West and brought handweaving back from the brink of extinction in the early 1900’s. Mary was a resident of Butte from 1909 – 1913 with direct ties to the mining industry as her husband was the superintendent of the Butte-Superior mine. She also lived in Basin, Montana, at times from 1914 until 1949.  Learn about what makes Atwater’s work legendary, and why she should be considered to be worthy of honor in the state of Montana.

Elizabeth Tritthart is a nationally recognized artist. She has been weaving and researching weaving history since her arrival in Montana in 1991. Elizabeth located her studio practice to Butte in early 2022. A collection of Elizabeth Tritthart’s weaving, which is based upon research from Mary M. Atwater’s body of work, will be on display after the presentation. For further information Elizabeth Tritthart’s weaving, visit the artist’s website at

The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz Street.  Guests may bring a sack lunch and the Archives will provide coffee and water.

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