Hanover Historical Society

Bridging the past with the future while preserving history and enhancing a sense of community.


Welcome to the online home for the Hanover Historical Society, stewards of the past for the City of Hanover, Minnesota.

Hanover's Historical 1885 Iron Truss BridgeThe mission of the Hanover Historical Society is to identify, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of Hanover through collections, preservation, distribution of historical information, as well as advocate for preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.

Young and old comprise our membership as well as new residents mixed in with life-long Hanoverians. Take an active role in activities or assist behind the scenes if that’s our comfort level. Yearly membership is only $12.

To learn more about the Hanover Historical Society, browse this site and use the membership pages to find information and forms.



Join us for Caroling at the Bridge on Friday December 4th 2015 from 6-8pm - Hanover's Christmas Tradition!

Christmas traditions haven’t changed very much in the last two centuries.  Whether you blame or praise the Victorians for commercializing Christmas with parties, trees, family feasts, caroling and decorating, we’re thankful for the door-to-door caroling they popularized.

The Hanover Historical Society seeks to recreate the spirit of cherished holiday traditions by uniting our community in this upcoming season of love, celebration and joy.  Family memories and Christmas traditions rank high with us!

Please join us on Friday, December 4th, at the historic Hanover pedestrian bridge for our 11th annual Caroling at the Bridge.  The event runs from 6-8 p.m. with free refreshments.

Bring the family to enjoy uplifting holiday music by area choirs, audience sing-a-longs, meet and greet old and new friends around a warm, crackling bonfire, immerse yourself in the silent beauty of our old bridge decked out in sparkling lights with festively-lit trees on either side.  But wait; there’s more!

Kids can meet Old St. Nick one-on-one and share their wish lists, and the entire family can have their photos taken in an authentic one-horse open sleigh featuring Moonlight Mystque, a purebred Arabian who lives at Regent Arabians in Rogers.  Hanover’s Royalty will also be on hand assisting St. Nick.

Help us welcome in the holiday season family style with lots of old-fashioned fun!

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