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Thursday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.  Book Discussion on the Power of the Names & Naming People, Places and Things. One of the most powerful experiences in the book A Wizard of Earthsea is the power of learning the true names of things. Once you learn a thing’s true name, you have the power over it. Explore this theme as it plays out in the fantasy genre and then stay for the lecture “ Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman” with Brian Shovers at 6:30 PM. This program is being offered by the Lewis and Clark Library as part of its Big Read

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday Night at the Museum – Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Experience the power of naming something as well as discovering the names of already-named-before-you-got-there places just like Ged in A Wizard of Earthsea. Brian Shovers, co-author of Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, will talk about the book and the fascinating process of naming everything from streets to buttes to towns. This program is being offered in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Library’s Big Read focused on A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

 Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Location: Lewis and Clark Courthouse at 228 Broadway.  Historic “Spooktacular.” Meet the spirits from Helena’s past! Join us on a historic waking tour presented by the Montana Historical Society and the Original Governor’s Mansion Restoration Society. Tours leave every 10 minutes between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., from the back side of the Lewis  & Clark County Courthouse. Tickets are available at the cent and are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (6-12), and free for 5 & under. Funds benefit restoration projects at the Original Governor’s Mansion. For more information, visit www.mtogm.org or www.facebook.com/MTOGM

Monday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Original Governor’s Mansion, 304 N Ewing. Bring the kids to trick-or-treat at the Original Governor’s Mansion for a sweet taste of Halloweens past. 

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Helena, MT 59620

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