Welcome to the Hanover Area Historical Society

Greetings and welcome to our new website! Learn about HAHS, check the Calendar for upcoming events, click links for resources and more! Want to stay informed of upcoming events? Join our mailing list!

The May 21st “Gardening with Seniority” talk has been postponed until June 20th.

Thanks to everyone who donated to HAHS during Give Local York, May 2-3!

HAHS Historical Timeline

The Society was founded by local citizens interested in protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area.

The Society was founded by local citizens interested in protecting and promoting the historical heritage of the greater Hanover area.

The Society purchased and restored the Neas House, with all funding coming from the community.

The Society purchased and restored the Neas House, with all funding coming from the community.

The Society was given the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore Street.

The Society was given the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore Street.

The Society acquired rental spaces at 21 Baltimore Street, where it now has its office and the Yelland Research Library and Archives.

The Society acquired rental spaces at 21 Baltimore Street, where it now has its office and the Yelland Research Library and Archives.

The Society opened the Hanover Area History Museum in the Carriage House behind the Mansion.

The Society opened the Hanover Area History Museum in the Carriage House behind the Mansion.

Mission, Vision and Value Statements

“To preserve, protect and promote the historical story of the Hanover area.”

Mission Statement approved by the Board of Directors, July 28, 2021.

Our vision is to be a valuable resource to the Hanover area and beyond, engaging the community to educate and inspire an appreciation of our history.

Core Values

  • Integrity – we will recognize the critical role we play in ensuring the accuracy of the historical story of the Hanover area.
  • Education – we believe every resident of the Hanover area should have the opportunity to understand and hear about the history of where they live.
  • Community – we are an anchor in the community and it is important for us to support community events.
  • Collaboration – we are only able to maximize our impact in the community when we work with partners to grow our reach and impact.
  • Stewardship – we are committed to responsibly managing the assets that the community has entrusted in our care.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

Get to know a little bit about the Society by watching these short videos!

Corporate Sponsors

The Hanover Area Historical Society thanks our corporate members for their support. Click their logos to visit their websites.

HAHS is grateful to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMA) for their Cultural and Historical Support Grant that funded the development of this website.