The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, January 22, with a presentation by Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Officer Mary McCormick. McCormick’s talk will explore the evolution of surface plant developments at the Anselmo Mine, a major producer of copper and zinc in the Butte Mining District between the late 1910s and late 1950s. The Anselmo boasts the largest and most diverse collection of buildings and structures at Butte’s surviving mine yards of today. This presentation will emphasize the dynamic nature of mining history as represented at the Anselmo Mine.
Mary McCormick is an architectural historian with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of historic preservation. She has worked in Butte since 1985 as a cultural resource specialist for the Montana Power Company and as an architectural historian for Renewable Technologies. After working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle for three years, she returned to Butte in 2015.
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.