Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Labor History Center

Please be aware that the Labor History Center is closed for the foreseeable future, as the space we occupied is being remodeled for the Miners Hotel. 

The Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District was expanded in 2006. One of the primary rationales for that expansion was Butte and Anaconda’s internationally significant labor history.

From the nomination for the expansion:

The American Labor History Theme Study, completed in 2003, identified Butte as one of 16 sites that warranted further evaluation as an NHL for its association with labor history. The Butte-Anaconda district represents several themes discussed in the theme study, including: Marking Labor History on the National Landscape, Extractive Labor in the United States, and American Manufacture: Site of Production and Conflict. It meets the requirements for national significance defined in the theme study. This nomination also expands the NHL district to encompass all of the nationally significant resources associated with copper production and unionism.
Miners Union Hall, c. 1900

There are numerous specific sites connected with the labor theme—in fact, in various ways, it is impossible for any site in Butte to not be connected with the labor story. Some, of course, are more significant than others, including the Miner’s Union Hall Memorial, the site of Frank Little’s abduction, the Granite Mountain Memorial, the Omar Bradley Church, and the Anaconda Road.

The Butte Labor History Center provides a location for visitors to learn about this story and to plan their visits to the sites where it happened.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Informational Opening - 1:00-4:00 Saturday April 18, 2015

The Butte Labor History Center’s
Informational gathering
Sat. April 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
At 49 West Park Street

We're not opening - not quite, but we've accomplished a lot.
We’d like to share our plans, goals, and dreams for the Center with you. We’re going to celebrate Butte’s internationally significant Labor Story, and hope you will be a part of it.

Butte Labor History Center Inc.
P.O. Box 891
Butte, Montana 59703

Board of Directors
Ted Ackerman, President
Richard Gibson, Secretary-Treasurer
Mark Vucurovich
Jim Moyle
Jim Michelotti

Saturday, October 25, 2014