Have you ever wondered why Butte folks are friendly…yet, at the same time they can be very nosey? Jim McCarthy has his own perspective and theory of why this is so, and why it happens in Butte. Since he was born and raised in Butte, and worked for over 35 years in Butte, he has a unique perspective on the inner workings and “feelings” of Butte as well as a pretty good knowledge of Butte history and local geography to boot! Join him at the Butte Archives on Wednesday, May 10, to hear Jim speak about a topic that seems strange. In the end…Butte folks may be unaware of this “Butte Connection” although they practice it all the time!
Jim McCarthy was born and raised in Butte and graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in History and Political Science. He was employed by Butte-Silver Bow for 35 years as Park Superintendent and Road Foreman, until he retired in 2009. Jim volunteers at the Archives and was an integral part of moving the Archives from its temporary location to the newly renovated building. He also helps with the Butte Adult Education classes on history and is an advisor for Butte High’s Montana History Club.
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, please call the Archives at 406-782-3280.