The Hanover County Historical Society
, Inc. a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed on April 2, 1967. Our mission is To promote Hanover County's rich history and heritage,
which we fulfill through research, assistance to citizens and organizations, educational programs and advocacy in historical site preservation. We work hand in hand with other Hanover associations, such as The Hanover Tavern Foundation
, Historic Polegreen Foundation
, and The Hanover County Black Heritage Society
, as well as in statewide and National initiatives.
, which has been indexed, provides well-researched articles and first-person historical documentation. Our artifacts are held in the historic "Old Stone Jail" adjacent to the very Court House wherein Patrick Henry gave the famous 1763 Parson's Cause speech.