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December 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Archives Building
17 W Quartz St
Butte, MT 59701
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Brown Bag Lunch with Barbara Parker on the Cornish Neighborhood of Centerville

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, December 27, with a presentation by Barbara Parker about Butte’s Cornish neighbors in Centerville. The Cornish have been mining tin and copper since before 2000 B.C. and can be credited with introducing the world to metal mining. No other immigrant group has had a greater impact on the history of Butte mining culture. Barbara Parker worked with the Archives to design the recent exhibit about the Cornish presence in Butte. She is 4th generation Butte Cornish, a former public school administrator, college professor, and book store owner. She has volunteered in the communities where she has lived and worked throughout Montana. Parker returned to Butte after her retirement ten years ago and is writing a history of the Cornish in Butte. Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Upcoming lectures will focus topics of local interest.