Posted: Feb 18, 2013 5:17 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
BUTTE-A group of Butte Silver Bow residents will be coming together to keep heritage alive.
The founding of the Greater Butte Silver Bow Heritage Community Forum is taking place in local fire halls.
TAKE SOT Ed Banderob
Butte Historical Society Member Ed Banderob says, "Butte used to be a community of communities, basically centered around the fire halls and the fire districts where it was the social economic center of each neighborhood."
Historically fire halls were the social gathering places and this heritage forum will hopefully fill the fire halls once again.
"That's why we're using the fire halls again-to bring back some of that heritage and develop a forum where people can come and share ideas, share what they're doing, and what they want to do relative to the heritage of our community," adds Banderob.
Residents will gather here at Race Track Fire Hall where they'll talk about 7 different facets of the heritage community.
Personal, family and communal heritage are just a few of the facets that will be discussed.
"I've had several people express there interest in trying to tell their personal heritage stories or their family heritage stories. Some are interested in educational heritage stories," says Banderob.
People that attend the forum will decide if they should meet monthly or quarterly to discuss heritage.
The plan is to move to different fire halls in different communities each meeting.