The Society

History Museum, Warehime-Myers Mansion and Yelland Research Library Preparing to Open “By Appointment Only”

Effective April 1, 2021, the NEW Hanover Area History Museum is now open by appointment only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Masks required; group size limited. Phone 717-870-5541 to reserve your time or email There is no fee for HAHS members; for all others, the fee is $5.00. The gift shop will be open during tours, but for right now, it’s cash or check only until we are fully operational.

Also effective April 1, 2021, the Yelland Research Library and Archives is open to the public by appointment. Appointments can be made Monday through Saturday days and evenings by calling 717-634-2525 and leaving a message or by email at

Effective May 1, 2021, the Warehime-Myers Mansion and the Neas House will be open by appointment, Wednesday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Call 717-637-6413 and leave a message to schedule your appointment or email Please note that the last tour begins at 2:00 p.m.

Voice and emails are monitored regularly by volunteers, so it may be a day or two before we respond to your message. Please be patient; we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

The HAHS Office is open on a part-time schedule, but voice and email are checked regularly, so please call 717-634-2556 or email

Mark Your Calendars for May 7, 2021. That’s the date for this year’s Give Local York campaign! Details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.

May 13th @ 2:00 p.m. – Lawn Chair Lessons at the Mansion: Container Gardening

Click the Calendar on the Program tab for a complete schedule of upcoming events, including the Summer Lawn Concert series! The Fee Schedule for admissions to the Mansion and the Museum can also be found there.


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.