Mansion and Museum Closed for Tours Until April

After a successful holiday season with the Christmas Tree Tours, the Mansion and Museum are closed for our annual deep cleaning. We will reopen on April 8, 2023.

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. Its office and the Yelland Research Library and Archives were located here until 2024.

The Society acquired rental spaces at 21 Baltimore Street. Its office and the Yelland Research Library and Archives were located here until 2024.

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.

The Society’s Yelland Research Library and Archives and the HAHS office relocated to the Hormel History and Research Center in the Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover’s public library.

The Society’s Yelland Research Library and Archives and the HAHS office relocated to the Hormel History and Research Center in the Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover’s public library.

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.

HAHS Board approves a new Strategic Plan for 2021-2024.

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