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Upcoming Events in 2018

Sleds, Sleighs & Wagons
A Holiday Display at Stetson House
December 1 & 2, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm

A special display for the Holidays of antique sleds, sleighs, and wagons inside and outside the Historic Drummer Samuel Stetson House in Hanover Center.


Hanover Historical Society's
History Matters Series at the Hanover Council on Aging
665 Center Street, Hanover, MA 02339
Doors open at 6pm, program starts at 6:30
Wednesday, November 14th, 6pm
Joseph M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of History
Suffolk University, Boston
"Over Here" The Homefront during World War I

Suffolk University History Professor Emeritus Joe McCarthy has been studying World War I for decades. His talk will focus on the local Home Front duing the War.

Hanover Center Cemetery Walking Tour
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 10am

Join local historian John Galluzzo and Stephen O’Neill, the Historical Society’s Director, for a tour of Hanover’s Center Cemetery looking specifically at the graves and monuments of World War I veterans. This tour will last about an hour and will begin near the Cemetery Office. Rain or shine.

Hanover Historical Society
Annual Meeting & Dinner
Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Phoenix Lodge Masonic Hall
133 Broadway, Hanover, MA

Featuring Guest Speaker Caleb Estabrooks on "Barstow's Two Oaks Shipyard”

Appetizers 5pm
Business meeting 5:30
Dinner 6:00
Presentation 6:45

Members $20 each and Non-Members $25 each

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 11th to 781-826-9575 or



Hanover in World War I
A new exhibit at the Stetson House
August 25th to November 24th, 2018 

The Hanover Historical Society will open an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. This exhibit will feature original objects, photographs, posters, and documents from the Historical Society’s collection and loan items from private collections to commemorate Hanover’s involvement in “The Great War.”