Mai Wah Society

The Society is raising funds and encouraging volunteers in the local community and in the larger global community who can contribute money or time to help accomplish our goals to preserve and interpret the history and culture of Asians in Butte and throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

We have been able to secure funding support from the ARCO Foundation, A Territory Resource, the Johanna Favrot Foundation, the Butte Urban Revitalization Agency, the Montana Cultural Trust, the Montana Historical Society, and the Montana Committee for the Humanities. A special thank you goes to the ARCO Foundation for a grant that made this web site possible.

We are now raising funds to maintain and expand our permanent exhibit "The Butte Chinese Experience." Artifacts from the Mai Wah Noodle Parlor and the Wah Chong Tai Mercantile serve as the core of the exhibit.

We're working on an arrangement with the Montana Heritage Commission to restock the Wah Chong Tai Mercantile.

Every donation that we receive, small and large, is critical to ensure success.

You can become a member of the Mai Wah Society for annual dues of $15.

Your dues get you free admission to our museum exhibits, mailings of our newsletter, and a 10 percent discount on any purchases through our gift shop.

You can join by printing the application form below and sending it by regular mail. You will begin receiving your membership benefits as soon as we receive your check or money order for $15.
"Friend of the Mai Wah"
Membership Application/Renewal Form
Full Name:
Email Address:
I don't want to join right now, but please accept the enclosed donation for:
$15 $25 $50 Other amount
Print this form, fill in the blanks, and mail it along with your check for $15 (or more) by regular mail to Mai Wah Society Membership, P.O. Box 404, Butte, Montana  59703.

Also, you can contribute online to the Mai Wah Society by going to the Montana Shares website. You can also sign up for workplace giving through Montana Shares, which allows you to specify the Mai Wah Society as the charity of your choice.