The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, January 8, with a presentation by Butte Historical Memorials. Jim McCarthy, Lindsay Mulcahy, and other board members will discuss the history of the “Great Dynamite Explosion of January 15, 1895. They will offer a brief explanation of how the group was formed, how they found their vision via artwork by Martha Cooney-Simonich and sculptor Jim Dolan. The group will also explain how it researched its book, “Out of the Ashes: The Forgotten Story of the 1895 Butte Explosion”
Butte Historical Memorials (BHM) is a local organization dedicated to interpreting and honoring Butte’s rich history through memorials, sculptures, and events. The group is raising funds to create a life-like memorial in honor of the forgotten victims of the horrific 1895 Butte Warehouse Explosion that included thirteen firemen, a policeman, and forty-four rescuers and bystanders.
The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.
Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Upcoming lectures will focus on topics of local interest. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.