Butte-Silver Bow County and the Butte Archives will host public meetings starting next week to discuss who will take over operations of the historic Clark Chateau.
Last fall the county ended its decade-long lease with the Butte-Silver Bow Arts Foundation, which was housed in the building.
Since then, the Butte Archives signed a one year lease with the county to be the temporary tenet.
The archives and county want to ask the public who they think should take over the historic structure.
"We're going to ask them whether they think it should be in public or private ownership," said Mitzi Rossillon with the Butte archives. "If it should be commercial or non-profit, what role the government should play and what role the occupants should play in maintenance and any number of things."
There will be three public meetings to discuss the future of the Clark Chateau.
The first meeting will take place on Friday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Chateau building.