Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jul 20, '10

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we had three guests, an intern working with Pam at PPL, a new staff member at the Butte Public Library came with Lee, and Lloyd also brought one of his colleagues with the Vigilante Rodeo.

Remember, this weekend is the Vigilante Rodeo, and Lloyd is looking for volunteers to help with parking and with food sales at the event. 5:30 Friday and Saturday.

Gene also announced that the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help give out bottled water at Evel Knievel Days. This only goes on during daylight hours this weekend, and is used as a fund raiser for the Salvation Army's "Dress a Child" program.

Our speaker was Jim Jarvis, the Butte Historic Preservation Officer. today he spoke about the Heritage Park concept and what is being done with the mine yards around Butte.

Most of the mine yards are now owned by Butte-Silver Bow, and efforts are being made to restore and preserve those properties, while developing plans for public use.

Current efforts focus primarily on the Original, the Stewart, and the Anselmo, though plans are being developed for 5 other mine yards in Butte-Silver Bow.

The concept of a heritage park is letting the park tell its story, through the use of markers, interpretive panels, and possibly interactive tours. The restoration of the facilities is important to these efforts.

As for public use, the various mine yards are being considered for venues for concerts and community events, such as the Montana Folk Festival, and are being incorporated into the walking trails being developed (and already existing) in the city.

Jim Jarvis, Butte Historic Preservation
Ham and cheese omlet
Event Updated
3:40 Tuesday, July 20, 2010