The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation has invited me to present about my experiences in Lesotho and with Peace Corps. I will speak next Saturday at 2 p.m. at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center. I plan to tell stories about happy things, sad things, and gross things. Plus, there will be free treats! Come, it will be fun.
Here is the news release for the event (I’ve written and read many news releases but never had one about me, weird):
Short Grass Arts Council
PO Box 505
Pierre, SD 57501
For Immediate Release
Welcome Home Heather Mangan, Peace Corps Volunteer and Journalist
PIERRE, S.D. – Join Short Grass Arts Council & the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation as we welcome home Heather Mangan.
Mangan grew up in Pierre, the daughter of Tony and Shiela Mangan. She is a graduate of Riggs High School and South Dakota State University, Brookings. She recently returned to Pierre after spending about two years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. Mangan wrote about her time in Africa in articles that appeared in the Capital Journal.
A reception followed by a presentation by Mangan will begin at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Mangan will share life lessons she learned in Africa. The event is sponsored by the Short Grass Arts Council and the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, which is the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society.
“Please join us to let Heather know how much you have enjoyed her commentary on her Peace Corps experience and her journalistic ability to help us appreciate a very different culture,” said Short Grass Arts Council President Barbara Wood.
For more information regarding the upcoming reception and presentation, please call or text the Short Grass Arts Council at 222-1992.