Upcoming Events in 2018

Samuel Stetson’s Revolutionary Hanover

An illustrated talk by Stephen O’Neill, Executive Director, Hanover Historical Society, Wednesday, July 25th, 7pm, at the John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover Street, Hanover Center, MA 02339.

He was born a British subject. He lived through a Revolution. He died the citizen of a new Republic. The second owner of Hanover Center’s Historic Stetson House was Samuel Stetson II, (1726-1791). Samuel Stetson was like thousands of other Americans who faced difficult choices during the American Revolutionary War. Learn more about his story and Hanover in the years when our nation was born.


Clothes from the Collection
Join us for a special one-day program on Saturday, August 11th, from 10am until 4pm, “Clothes from the Collection”

One of the great strengths of the Historical Society is its large collection of clothing. This day-long program will display some of the many clothing items, dresses, hats, shoes, uniforms, and give visitors an opportunity to see these pieces up close. Learn more about historic clothing and fashions from Hanover’s past.
There will be a dress-up station for children as well!



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.”