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 Wednesday, July 17, we travel to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia to view the exceptional art collection of Albert C. Barnes in its new location. The bus will depart Big Lots at 7:00 AM and arrive back in Hanover at approx 5:30 PM.
September brings our Fifth Day of Pennsylvania History Tour. On Thursday, September 19 we will depart Big Lots Parking Lot for a Southern Pennsylvania tour which will include the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, The Kitchen Shoppe and the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, and the Adams County Winery at Orrtana.
Concerts Begin Fifth Season
The Society starts its fifth season of free concerts on the lawn at the Warehime-Myers Mansion on Wednesday, June 5. Bring a lawn chair, bring the family, bring the kids! Thhroughout the Summer, we will feature "Big Band Music" popular in the 20th Century: ragtime, marches, jazz and swing. Come out to our first concert on June 5 at 6:30 PM (5:45 PM for refreshments and pre-concert entertainment) and enjoy "Sometimes Sousa!" featuring the Lyric Band. Follow this link for the season schedules.
P. Buckley Moss Reception
The Society will host P. Buckley Moss at the Warehime Myers Mansion from 6 - 9 Friday, June 21 for the unveiling of her Commemorative Hanover Landmarks Painting and sale of autographed prints. Plan to attend!
Summer History Camp for children age 8-12 will be in session June 24-28 and July 8-12. Camp will be held at the Mansion, the Neas House and various locations of historical interest in the Hanover area. Contact Colleen Reese at (717) 632-5463.
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).