There were 36 members and guests attending the 44th annual meeting and dinner of the Valley Falls Historical Society Oct. 16, held at The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn, Valley Falls.
The following officers and directors were elected to serve the society for 2011-2012: Betty Jane Wilson, president; Rosalind Jackson, vice president; Lesa Brosa, secretary; and Gary Coleman, treasurer. For directors: Joan Reichart, Anita Stutesman, and James Durand. For historian: Frank Shrimplin.
Gary Coleman presented Maxine Hefty with a flowering plant and special thanks from the society officers and directors in appreciation for many years service as secretary for the organization.
Sara Jane Richter, dean of liberal arts and professor of English at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Okla., presented a program and discussion on buffalo hunters and their impact on history.
Sara Jane is one of 150 speakers from the Kansas Humanities Council Bureau commemorating the Kansas sesquicentennial.
The historial society museum will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.