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December 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Archives Building
17 W Quartz St
Butte, MT 59701
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Brown Bag Lunch with Debbie Bowman Shea

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, December 11, with a presentation by Debbie Bowman Shea. She was born and raised in Butte, the second of five daughters to Richard and Enda Healy Bowman. She received a B.S. in Education from Eastern Montana College and a M.Ed. from the University of Montana. She taught school for twenty-six years and served eleven years in the Montana Legislature, as both Representative and Senator. Sheas’ natural curiosity coupled with her passion for history led her to a twenty-year search for her father’s birth family. In that search, her world opened to avenues that would bring his family to life: online genealogy sites, the Butte Archives, historic newspapers, family stories, pictures, and finally, DNA. The resulting book, Dear Dad, tells the story of that journey to discovery and of the extraordinary, yet troublesome, lives that mark her family lineage.