Mai Wah Society

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The Chinese New Year Parade marches only a few blocks - but was named by Reader's Digest as one of the most interesting processions in the USA!Butte businessman Hum Fay married American-born Chew Gum in 1909.The shortest, coldest, loudest parade (audience participation!) reaches the Mai Wah on a typically brisk winter afternoon.
We hosted a major traveling exhibit focusing on Angel Island - the location in San Francisco Bay where most Chinese entered America.2006 was the Year of the Dog. The next Year of the Dog will be 2018.Mitzi Rossillon at work on the 2007 Chinatown archaeological dig.
At left: the orignal (pre-1905) Wah Chong Tai nameplate which is in its original position in the building (long-term loan from Montana Heritage Commission).A view of the two museum buildings - after restoring the signs but before the repainting of the facade in 2009.Visitors take in the Butte Chinese Experience exhibit.
Circa 1905 view in the Wah Chong Tai mercantile. Note the three-character nameplate on the upper back wall.Our 60-foot-long dragon was given to the people of Montana by the people of Taiwan.Dancers from China arrived in Butte to entertain and participate in a recent parade.