‘Corn And Khrushchev’ presentation at Hanover Historical Society Jan. 14

Liz Garst

The Hanover Historical Society has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called “Corn And Khrushchev” by Liz Garst at 2 p.m. Jan. 14, St. John Lutheran Church, Hanover.

Liz Garst was eight years old in 1959 when her grandfather hosted Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at his Coon Rapids farm. Garst will share how this unique visit came about and why some historians consider it to be the first thaw in the Cold War.

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