The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, October 10, with a presentation by Jim Michelotti and Joe Lee about Butte’s Mom and Pop neighborhood grocery stores. Jim has been collecting photos and researching the independent grocery stores that once served the historic neighborhoods in town.
Jim Michelotti is a Butte native who grew up in the Meaderville and McQueen neighborhoods. Jim volunteers with the Archives and the Knights of Columbus and maintains a passion for Butte history. He is an active member of the Cristoforo Colombo Lodge, an Italian organization that has roots in Butte back to the late 1880s. Joe Lee is a former Butte Department of Law Enforcement undersheriff and has been chairman of the Beautify Butte campaign. Lee also serves on the Port of Montana board of directors, is director of the Montana League of Cities and Towns, and is active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The presentation will begin at noon and run for 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 on 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.