Current Affairs/History Dinner Program and book signing for the critically-lauded Montana: Then and Now with Professor Aaron Parrett, University of Great Falls. When Montana Territory was established in 1864, it was a land of tipis and ramshackle cabins, of lawless vigilantes and miners scraping out meager livings. One hundred and fifty years later, the dramatic changes to the Treasure State are overshadowed only by the startling similarities. On the occasion of Montana's territorial sesquicentennial and with a perspective borne from a lifetime's devotion to the history of his home state, Parrett compares where we started with where we are today, and along the way shows us a Montana we never could have previously imagined. Books will be available for purchase at the dinner. In homage to the prevalence of oysters in Territorial Montana, Executive Chef Marc has devised this menu: New York Strip steak, horseradish mashed potatoes, French beans & beef essence with a fried oyster, onion rings & sauce choron. $35/members, $50 prospective members, not including gratuities. Members' Dining Room and Lounge. Reservations are required. Please call 406.442.5980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 22nd, to make a reservation.