EVENTS in 2018


Samuel Stetson’s Hanover in the 18th Century

An illustrated talk by Stephen O’Neill, Executive Director, Hanover Historical Society

Saturday, Feb.24, at 3pm at the John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover St, Hanover, MA 02339

Town Historian J. S. Barry wrote in 1853 that Samuel Stetson was “called “Drummer” Stetson…and was a somewhat noted man in his day, his house being a tavern stand, and a famous place of resort.” Learn what life was like in Colonial Hanover through one of its first residents, Drummer Samuel Stetson (1673-1760) and his family, his house in Hanover Center, and his town in the 18th Century.


First Regiment of Foot Guards at Stetson House

Saturdays, March 10 & 24, from 9am to noon
Grounds of the Stetson House, 514 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339

On March 10 & 24, from 9am to noon, the First Regiment of Foot Guards, a reenactment group portraying British soldiers of the American Revolution, will be drilling at the Historic Drummer Samuel Stetson House. The group is preparing for their role the battle reenactment at Lexington & Concord on Patriots Day weekend in April. Although not dressed in their red uniforms, the group welcomes you to learn more, come watch the drilling, and speak with them about their roles and the American Revolution.

The Guards invite you to join their ranks!