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Special Events :: Community Event also Education :: Discussion
Why We Celebrate
6:30 PM
Butte Cultural Heritage Center
The Butte Cultural Heritage Center, 327 West Galena Street, is presenting a special program on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m., focusing on understanding the origins and customs associated with the holidays that we celebrate in December and early spring. Hanukkah, Christmas, Easter and Passover are observed by people across the world, but we know little about their historic and cultural roots.
The program panel of speakers will feature Father Patrick Beretta, Parish Priest, Butte Montana; Rabbi Sonja Pilz, Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman; Reverend Miriam Schultz, Pastor/Priest at All Saints, Big Sky; and Kate McCourt, Archeologist and Butte Historic Preservation Officer.
Part One –Seasonal origins of holidays – Light and Rebirth
Part Two – Dreidels and Christmas Trees – Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas
Part Three – New Life and Freedom – Celebrating Passover and Easter
Part Four – Questions from the audience

Moderator: Janet Cornish, Butte Cultural Heritage Center

The Butte Cultural Heritage Center is a project of Community, Culture and Heritage, a Butte-based non-profit organization. The Center features events and programs celebrating the diverse cultural and ethnic heritage of Butte-Silver Bow. This special presentation will be free to the public; however, the Center will gladly accept donations. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Butte-Silver Bow Archives (406) 782-3280.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Butte Cultural Heritage Center
Address: 327 W. Galena Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-782-3280

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