The Hanover Area Historical Society library, named the Yelland Research Library, houses substantial collections of Hanover's history and that of the surrounding communities. It is available by appointment to the public for their research. Also, library volunteers will perform research for you upon request. Nominal donations are appreciated for extensive research. These help with our operating costs.
The library has about 800 books pertaining to Hanover area history, artifacts and antiques. Numerous special document collections include family histories, civic and social organizations, businesses, industries, churches, schools, events and numerous other topics of area history.
Send your requests via one of the following:
postal: Hanover Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 305, Hanover PA 17331
If you choose to visit, please contact us in advance for an appointment so a volunteer will be present.
On October 10, Mr.Gerald Wilson of Chambersburg presented The John Christopher Gobrecht family bible, printed in 1720, to the Yelland Research Library . The Library is very proud to accept the centuries-old volume for preservation and research.
The Yelland Research Library has been given many duplicate Hanover/Eichelberger High School yearbooks (Nornirs). These are being offered for sale as follows: Years 1921, 1922, 1925-1928, 1930-1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1943 [$15.00 each tax included]. Years 1946-1948, 1951-1956, 1958, 1960-1962, 1964-1969, 1971-1975, 1977-1979 [$10.00 each tax included]. Years 1981, 1983-1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994-2010, 2012, 2013 [$5.00 each tax included]. Contact the Yelland Research Library (717-634-2525) or Librarian Marvin Muhlhausen (717-637-6562, firstname.lastname@example.org).