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A photo exhibit of the W.A. Clark family and photos from the "Empty Mansions'' novel are currently on display at the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation/Venus Rising Espresso House

The exhibit can be viewed from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette Clark who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic.

"Empty Mansions'' reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother Anna, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit her copper fortune.

Details: Gretchen Miller, 406-479-4979.

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