105 High Street, Hanover PA 17331, 717.632.3207, Mansion: 305 Baltimore Street, 717.637.6413
The Hanover Area Historical Society selectively acquires, preserves, and provides access to historical buildings and sites and to artifacts and archives that have unique historical significance for this area. The Society also undertakes related programs and activities for the educational, recreational, and cultural benefit of the people of the greater Hanover Area.
The Society was founded in 1965 by local citizens interested in protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area. The Society acquired and restored the Neas House at the corner of W. Chestnut and High Sts. In October 2007, the Society was given the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore St. The Mansion is regularly open for public tours and rental. The Society also has a late 19th Century house at 105 High St. where it has its office and a small library. The library holds small collections pertaining to the area's history, and is available to the public by appointment.
Tours of the Warehime-Myers Mansion (first and second floor rooms only) are given 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM on Wednesdays and 12 Noon - 3:15 PM Saturdays (or by appointment). No photographs or large bags are permitted. Tour fees are as follows: Adult non-members $12.00; Seniors (over 60), students and members of the Society $10.00; couples and families $15.00; Groups of 10 or more $8.00 per individual. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Tours Committee Offers Excursions
On December 8 we travel to Lancaster, PA to visit the "National Christmas Center" and attend "The First Noel" at the American Musical Theater. Lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord is included in the price of the trip.
Hanover Symphony Program
The Hanover Symphony Orchestra presents choirs from Hanover High School, Spring Grove Area High School and members of Hanover Community Singers in "Home for the Holidays" on Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM at the Eichelerger.
Docents were very busy last year with the "Titanic Fashion Exhibit" which took place in the Warehime-Myers Mansion. Regular docents with others who volunteered their time took more than 1600 visitors through the Mansion. For the months of March and April, the docents gave tours and explained fashions. Some days we had six tours going at one time, and when we were finished, we did 6 more. To volunteer and become part of this active public relations operation, please call Jim Schuman at the Mansion (717-637-6413).