Butte Historical Society
The Butte Historical Society was started in 1978. Mining took the town of Meaderville, the neighborhoods of East Butte, McQueen, Finntown, Dublin Gulch and greatly reduced Uptown Butte ,the towns of Centerville and Walkerville and the surrounding neighbors. It was important to save as much history as possible. Artifacts, pictures, buildings etc. became the objets to preserve for the Society. The members were instrumental in getting the Butte Archives and World Museum of Mining started. The Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It gets no funding from Butte-Silver Bow and relies totally on donations. The Society continues to preserve and document the history of the area.