StaffThe Mai Wah is primarily a volunteer organization. Our part-time and seasonal staff members are paid on a contract basis, with support from grants and our museum entrance fees.
Manager • Curator
Museum and Gift Shop ManagerThe Mai Wah's seasonal Museum and Gift Shop Manager greets our visitors and provides guided tours of the museum. For 2013-14, we welcome historian John Little (photo left) as our summer manager. John is the author of a book on the Casino Theater, which stood in the heart of Butte's red-light district when it centered on East Galena, about two blocks from the Mai Wah buildings.
Recent managers have included Lindsay Lambrecht (photo below), a Butte native, and a historian and educator trained at Montana State University. Her interest in Butte history has included development of lesson plans for schools focusing on opium dens in Butte conecting them to the Opium Wars in China. Jana Faught, one of the long-serving founding members of the Board, served as the manager in 2012. Jana has a long history in Butte and interest in its history.
Prior to the Heritage Commission, Janna worked in Petersburg, Virginia, with the National Park Service. She completed her graduate degree in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.