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.


Treasures Uncovered™ and Valued

In April 2013, we presented our first ever Antiques Appraisal event at City Hall.

The event was such a tremendous success, that we have invited the appraisers from Appraisal Specialists Midwest back, and will be holding the event once again this year!

Please join us at Hanover City Hall on Saturday, April 12th 2014. Doors open at 9:00am, and the event starts at 10:00am.

The event will go until Noon, and a silent auction will be held during the entire event.

To donate items for the silent auction, or if you have any questions, please contact Claudia Pingree at 763-498-8435 or by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


The 2014 event is presented by the Hanover Historical Society and sponsored by these fine Hanover businesses: Maverick Construction, and West Air Heating & Cooling. Please consider them when looking for remodeling or HVAC services.


The 3rd Annual Antique Vehicle Show at the Hanover Harvest Festival was a tremendous success for exhibitors and patrons alike!

As part of the Hanover Harvest Festival, the Hanover Historical Society sponsors the Car Show for this wonderful yearly community event.

For 2013, we moved the event to the corner of 5th St. and C.R. 19 - just North of the Fire Station.
We changed it around a little too - opening the event up to ANY TYPE of antique or classic vehicle or engine, and gave away trophies.

We would like to thank:

O'Reilly Auto Parts - St. Michael branch and store manager Ryan Suckow supplied all the trophies!

Di-Mon Graphics - Diane Ingalls helped us out big-time by supplying screen printing services for the event t-shirts!

Local Boy Scout Troop 563 - they supplied great food and refreshments the day of the event!

Here's some photos from this fun event over the years:

Check out our exhibit at BankWest featuring a theme that changes with the seasons.