Hanover Historical Society

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

About Us

Welcome… to the Hanover Historical Society

When you donate photographs or historical artifacts to an organization or church, you expect it to be protected forever don’t you? Of course, you do. And now, not only will your donated materials and artifacts be preserved, but also they become part of the character, craftsmanship, and legacy of Hanover’s past.

The non-profit Hanover Historical Society (HHS) was officially incorporated Jan. 22, 2003. With the necessary bylaws and organizational paperwork complete, we are accepting memberships.

Federal Tax ID #: 31436

State Tax Exemption #: 40900

Mission and Objectives

The Hanover Historical Society’s overall objective is to identify, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of the city of Hanover.

This objective is accomplished through three criteria

  1. Discovering and collecting material, which may help to establish or illustrate Hanover’s history. (Examples include the exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war, and Hanover’s progress in population, education, arts, science, agriculture, trade and transportation)
  2. Provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it, as well as bring about the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers
  3. Disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material, holding meetings with lectures and discussions, and by marking and maintaining recognized historical buildings, sites and trails with signage.

Officers & Key Contacts for the Hanover Historical Society

President: Joe Kaul

cell: 612-703-5609
home: 763-463-8610
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Vice President: Marty Waters

cell: 763-486-2606
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Secretary: Mary Coons

cell: 763-234-5388
office: 763-404-2327
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Treasurer: Jeff Grupp

cell: 612-434-1198
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Membership Coordinator: Tim Zimmerman

cell: 763-370-7373
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Collections Manager & Artifact Donations: Claudia Pingree

cell: 763-567-8349
home: 763-498-8435
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