Posted: Feb 28, 2013 5:54 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 6:05 PM
BUTTE- At the height of Butte's mining glory, the hill was a melting pot of many different ethnic groups, including Norwegians, and a Norwegian exhibit is now on display in Butte.
Recently the local Daughters of Norway lodge contacted the Butte Silver Bow Public Archives to see if a display could be made for their Norwegian heritage.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Daughters of Norway.
It was founded by women that came from Norway and wanted to stay in touch with their culture.
For the first several years the local meetings were spoken and written in Norwegian, then switched to English in 1954.
Susan Stamp's Great Grandmother founded the local Daughters of Norway lodge, and her picture is hanging on the wall of the exhibit at the archives.
"I'd like Butte people and everyone else to see that it's very prevalent in Butte and in this country. There's a lot of Daughters of Norway groups," says Stamp.
The local Daughters of Norway lodge claims to be the oldest intact lodge that was formed in former mining and ranching communities in Montana.