he 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.
The Society exists to foster interest in the historical heritage 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. 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.