The fifteenth annual meeting of the Hanover Historical Society will be held at St. John Lutheran Church at Hanover, Alta, on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 2 p.m.
A special presentation, "From Durbin to Kruger: Experience the History and Wildlife of South Africa," will be given by Scott Radke, Aurelia, a senior at Buena Vista University.
He traveled to South Africa last summer as part of a biology course that focused not only on the variety of wildlife in South Africa, but also the cultural history of the country, and how it has played a role in the country's present state.
The group visited the historic battlefield sites in Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, and Blood River. Visiting three wildlife preserves, including Kruger National Park, allowed a view of the extraordinary wildlife of South Africa in a way that no zoo could ever match.
The annual business meeting will include reports of activities of the past year and election of the board of directors.
The Hanover Historical Society's purpose is to preserve the rural heritage of the area. The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to hear Radke's presentation.