The Society


HAHS is temporarily closing the office and Yelland Research Library to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Warehime-Myers Mansion tours and tours of the Neas House are also temporarily cancelled. There will be no Easter Egg Hunt this year. HAHS’s new Hanover Area History Museum is postponing our grand opening event and opening to the general public until further notice.

Give Local York on May 1st is still scheduled to take place since it is primarily an online donation event. HAHS’s onsite activities will not take place. We’ll post information here as we get closer to the event about donating by check or online.

HAHS is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully. When the experts say it’s safe to resume normal activities and open our buildings again, we will make an announcement here. We know we can count on your understanding.

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.

This is to certify that 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.  This certificate issued on 8/21/2018 and expires on 7/15/2019.  Expiration date includes 180-day automatic extension.