The Society

THE HANOVER AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS GRADUALLY RESUMING NORMAL OPERATIONS NOW THAT YORK COUNTY IS IN THE “GREEN PHASE.”

We will very soon premier our new Hanover Area History Museum to the public and reopen the Warehime-Myers Mansion for tours.

Lawn Concerts: July 1st is the date of the first concert of 2020. Go to the Programs tab and click Calendars for information about the July concert as well as the concerts later in the summer!

Please come back as we will update this page as we have more news!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE GIVE LOCAL YORK A SUCCESS THIS YEAR!

Even though we were not able to hold our in-person events this year due to Covid-19, HAHS still managed to raise over $11,000 thanks to your donations and the stretch pools.

Why is Give Local York so important? These funds will help HAHS continue our work preserving the Hanover area’s history and supporting our new Hanover Area History Museum. Hanover’s newest museum is located in the carriage house behind the Warehime-Myers Mansion. Come visit as soon as it opens, hopefully in July.

THE SOCIETY

Mission Statement

The Hanover Area Historical Society’s mission is to protect and promote the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society will selectively acquire, preserve, and provide access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have unique historical significance for this area. The Society will undertake related programs and activities for the educational, recreational, and cultural benefit of the people of the greater Hanover Area. Purpose The Society exists to foster interest in the historical heritage of the greater Hanover Area.

About Our Society

The Society was founded in 1965 by local citizens interested in protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area.  In 1974 the Society purchased and restored the Neas House.  The process included eliminating a wing.  More recently, all the windows were repaired in the original style.  All the funding for the purchase and the repairs came from the community.  In October, 2007 the Society was given the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore St.  The Mansion is open for public tours Wednesdays 10-3:15 and Saturdays 12-3:15.  Rental space is also available.  In 2014, the Society acquired spaces at 21 Baltimore Street, where it now has its office and the Yelland Research Library.  The Yelland Library offers a collection pertaining to the area’s history.  The Yelland Library’s resources are available to the public by appointment only.

The Hanover Area Historical Society is registered as a Charitable Organization with the Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations under The Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act, 10 PS  162.1 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act.