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Copper Village Museum & Arts Center
The Copper Village Museum and Arts Center, was founded in 1971 with the hope that the arts could help to heal the divisions of a 9 month strike between the Anaconda Company and it’s workers. With strong support from it’s community, the center has flourished ever since. The building, the old City Hall built in 1895 and obtained by us, is home to the Marcus Daly Historical Museum and the Anaconda Company Archives, A Bella Salon, a newly renovated Exhibit Hall and Local Artist Gift Shop, plus a meeting spot for many civic organizations. Copper Village Museum & Arts Center stands as a monument to the spirit of our community and the revitalization of “Copper Town”. Our mission is to foster an awareness and appreciation of all the arts, to provide the community opportunities for cultural and artistic growth and education; and to assist in community cultural preservation and development. Continual restoration of this beautiful building has been in fast mode during the last four years. Further plans are to install an elevator to all three floors, and restore the fantastic second floor to be used as a community center for many activities.
As a not-for-profit organization the Center provides many programs and services. In 1985, the Copper Village Board and Tri-County Historical Society undertook the preservation project to save and renovate Anaconda’s abandoned City Hall. This is where the Museum and Art Center is now located. We are on the corner of Commercial and Cedar Streets and the first historic building you see when entering Anaconda from the East. Click here to see pictures of our newly renovated gallery and workshop. Our address is 401 East Commercial, Anaconda, Mt. 59711 and our phone is (406) 563-2422.
Copper Village brings cultural exhibits and events into Anaconda. We also offer a variety of services in our newly renovated building. Four spaces in our building can be rented for events. We have a meeting room, gallery, workshop/ catering kitchen and Friendship Park. We put on teas several times a year. Lunches for up to 15 can be booked with a limited menu available. We have hosted Anniversary receptions, rehearsal dinners and club lunches. We are pleased to work with you for your special event. Contact us at our office 563-2422, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Daly Historical Museum - Our museum contains historic artifacts from the Deer Lodge Valley showing pioneer life and the Smelter process that drew people to the area.museum artifactsSmelter process.
Archives – The Archives contain the records from the Anaconda Company, city and county records, family histories, maps, pictures and artifacts of the area. The ARRM B&P Railroad Museum also show some of their collection. Copper Village is proud of its role as a catalyst for the preservation of our western industry and multi-ethnic heritage.
CHOCOLATE EVENTS AND ELEGANT DINNER: February 14th & 15TH
Elegant Evening Out: featuring a full seven course menu with a hint of chocolate in each course. Seating will be at 6:00 p.m. and dinner sevrved at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be limited to 36 each night. The cost is $30 per guest. Dinner will be served in our newly renovated gallery. We are hoping to revive some of the chocolate events with the downtown stores- updates will be forth coming.
COPPER VILLAGE ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION:
March or April This annual benefit auction will be held Elks Club in Anaconda. Plan on having a wonderful evening beginning at 6 P.M. with complementary wine and very special games where everyone is a winner. Dinner is served at 7:00 and the Main Auction will begin at 8:15. You will find wonderful items to bid on throughout the evening. Original art work, sculpture, furniture, accessories, special dinners, services, and many other wonderful items up for auction. Copper Village makes this an elegant evening full of other games and raffles. Tickets for the event can be purchased at Copper Village or at the door the evening of the event.
35th Annual Art in the Park – July 18th, 19th, 20th 2014
One of Montana’s best art and craft festivals. 80 juried art and craft booths set up in the park along with 20different food booths. Over 20 hours of Professional Entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to top off a festive three day event. Weekend passes can be purchased at Copper Village or on Friday at any of the gates. Come stake out your spot early and enjoy each day of Art in the Park. Email us at email@example.com to get an application
Octoberfest – September 28, 2013 9:30 a.m. to 5:p.m.
Copper Village sponsors a one day “OKTOBERFEST” at the City Hall Center and in Friendship Park. Art and Craft booths fill the building and the Park with wonderful items for the many shoppers that attend. German Food is served in the newly renovated workshop by Copper Village . Admission is free! You can enjoy live accordion music by the Ron Kriskovich band and Philipsburg Brewing Company will be providing the beer this year. This event is growing each year and promises to be worth your time to come and join us! Call Copper Village at (406) 563-2422 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Hours for the event are: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ladies Night Out – December 5, 2013
Pampering the ladies is what Ladies Night Out is all about. The event is held at the Elks Club on the 1st Thursday of December at 6 P.M. Admission is a Christmas or holiday ornament or decoration and $5 at the door. The evening begins with complementary wine or punch and hors d’oeuvres. Silent auction tables are full of wonderful Christmas items. Christmas music is provided for the ladies as they eat and browse the silent auction area. The main auction begins at 7:15 with the ornaments and decorations collected at the door. Other very special items are up for bids in the main auction. The ladies will be pampered by the men from the board of directors and as well as the community with them pouring wine all evening. Don’t miss this very special evening sponsored by Copper Village Museum and Arts Center.
Teas – To be announced throughout the year or if you want one scheduled call us at 563-2422.