Wonderlust is about expanding knowledge. We are a member-run organization dedicated to bringing stimulating courses to those who want to continue learning throughout their lives.

We offer non-credit classes, book clubs, writing workshops and a variety of other activities for the intellectually curious who want to study and learn in a socially dynamic setting. There are no “requirements”. no grades. no papers. Simply learning more about topics of interest to you.



Benefits of Membership
Membership is $35 per person annually and includes:

• Reduced tuition for full length courses
• Free "Side Trip" offerings (members are encouraged to bring one guest to one Side Trip)
• Invitations to Wonderlust social events

Wonderlust Offerings
We offer two types of courses. Full-length courses meet for two hours every week for typically 4-6 weeks.
Side Trip short courses meet only once and may be anything from a lecture to an all-day field trip. During each semester, we also offer a variety of other learning opportunities such as writing workshops, opera club, and book discussion groups.

Our courses are usually lecture format but with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Book groups and writing workshops have a leader but are primarily member interactive discussions.

If you cancel before a course starts, you may apply the tuition fee as a credit toward a future course. If you want a refund, there is a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds / credits
after the course begins. Social Security numbers are required in order to process refunds by check.





evaEva PattenThere is something for everyone this Winter/Spring semester. We have an impressive lineup of instructors, some familiar and some new. For the first time we are offering a class called Fin de Siècle. It will meet twice a week with instructors from various disciplines including art, architecture, literature, psychology, science, Zionism and philosophy. What better way to explore the politics and culture of this tumultuous period of history as Europe entered the 20th century!

You will also find our early evening lecture series at the Belgrade Library listed in the catalog. Dale Martin will be presenting on the Civil War and the West and Dr. Walter Fleming, chair of Native American Studies at MSU, will be discussing the American Indians of Montana.

ALSO…We are excited about our new website —everything you need to know about Wonderlust and our offerings with an easy click of your mouse:  http://montanawonderlust.org/

—Eva Patten, Board President