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Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives Brown Bag Lunch for February 13, 2019

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Press release from BSBPA:

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, 
February 13, with a presentation by Irene Scheidecker called “Where did Butte get its food?”

 

The event will showcase images from the Smithers Collection that the many sources of meat, vegetables, and more that were available in town, including wholesalers, bakeries, and confectioneries. The photos will be presented by retired staff archivist Irene Scheidecker, based on the work of volunteers Barb and Reno Parker.


The Parkers comprised one team of many that worked with Archives’ staff to identify, process, and rehouse the Smithers Collection for two years. Funding for C. O. Smithers Collection by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, and Montana Resources.

 

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.


 


 

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