About Us


All events are cancelled through December 2020

Contact Us

The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society
105 Fairview
Hanover, MI 49241
PO Box 256
Office Managers - Linda Cossel and Angie Stovall
Office 517.563.8927
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am - Noon

Email address: [ Hanover Horton Area Historical Society ] (hhahsmichigan@gmail.com)

Map & Driving Directions

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2020 Board of Directors

  • President - Janette Weimer
  • Vice President -Jim Stovall
  • Secretary - Mary Foulke
  • Treasurer - Judy Clark
  • Past President - Betty Jo DeForest

  • Directors
  • John Litwin - 3 yrs
  • Linda Cossel - 3 yrs
  • Chary Krause - 3 yrs
  • Vic Reed - 2 yrs
  • Brian McClain - 1 yr

  • Chairpersons
  • Marge Barden - Group Tours
  • Larry DeForest - Building and Site
  • Sharon Folkerth - Organ Committee and Organ Restoration
  • Janette Weimer - Acquisitions
  • Larry DeForest - Heritage Park and Building and Site
  • Chary Krayse and Lori Stettler - Program Committee
  • Emily Kelley - Membership
  • Mary White - Publicity

  • Museum Curator
  • Chary Kraus

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2020 TENATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Date Event Time Location
JANUARY
17Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
18Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
23Annual Dinner Meeting6:00pmEvent Center
FEBRUARY
Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
15Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
21Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
27Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
MARCH

CANCELLED

Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center

CANCELLED

Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center

CANCELLED

Maple Syrup Festivalto be rescheduledEvent Center

CANCELLED

Pancake Breakfastto be rescheduledEvent Center

CANCELLED

Organ Restoration Workshop9:00am-5:00pmHerrick Building Workshop
26Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
APRIL

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED

08Museum Cleaning Days1:00pmConklin Museum
09Museum Cleaning Days9:00amConklin Museum
11Docent Training10:00amConklin Museum
11HHAHS Spring Craft Show10:00am-6:00pmEvent Center
17Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
17-18Organ Restoration Workshop9:00am-5:00pmHerrick Building Workshop
18Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
23Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
MAY

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED

09Jackson Co. Museum Day10:00am-4:00pmConklin Museum, Park, Event Center
15Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
15-16Organ Restoration Workshop9:00am-5:00pmHerrick Building Workshop
28Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
JUNE

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED

every SundayMuseum Open1:00pm-5:00pmConklin Museum
19Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
19-20Organ Restoration Workshop9:00am-5:00pmHerrick Building Workshop
25Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
JULY
every SundayMuseum Open1:00pm-5:00pmConklin Museum
044th July Festivities/Tractor Pulls7:00am-5:00pmHeritage Park
15Bi-Annual Alumni Banquet

CANCELLED

Event Center
09-10Jackson Learning FairTBA12:00pm-7:00pm
10:00am-5:00pm
17Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
23Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
24-25Organ Restoration Workshop

CANCELLED

Herrick Building Workshop
AUGUST
every SundayMuseum Open9:00am-2:30pmConklin Museum
21Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
21-22Organ Rerstoration Workshop

CANCELLED

Herrick Building Workshop
27Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
29-30Rust 'N Dust7:00am-5:00pm
10:00am-4:00pm
Heritage Park
SEPTEMBER
every SundayMuseum Open1:00pm-5:00pmConklin Museum
12Harvest Home & Garden Luncheon
By Reservation

CANCELLED

Event Center
18Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
18-19Organ Rerstoration Workshop

CANCELLED

Herrick Building Workshop
19Workshop Appreciation Luncheon

CANCELLED

Event Center
24Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
OCTOBER
Saturdays/SundaysCorn MazeNoon-6:00pmHeritage Park
every SundayMuseum Open1:00pm-5:00pmConklin Museum
16Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
16-17Organ Rerstoration Workshop

CANCELLED

Herrick Building Workshop
17Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
22Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
NOVEMBER
19Board Meeting7:00pmHerrick Building
20Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
21Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center
DECEMBER
06Christmas Open House1:00pm-4:30pmConklin Museum
18Community Potluck6:00pmEvent Center
19Bluegrass Bonanza7:00pm-11:00pmEvent Center

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Media

YouTube Videos

Each video link will take you to that YouTube video. They will open in a new window.

Of General Interest

2019 Volunteer Thank you

About Reed Organs

Reed Organs 101- Chapter 5 - Road Trip to the Lee Conklin Reed Organ Museum, 10.00 min, Rodney Jantzi
Volunteers restore organs at the Conklin Reed Organ Museum, 3.25 min, Rodney Jantzi
Conklin Reed Organ Museum - Bell Reed Organ, 2.18 min, Rodney Jantzi
Conklin Reed Organ Museum - Clough & Warren Reed Organ 5.43 min, Rodney Jantzi
Conklin Reed Organ Museum - Violin with Bell Reed Organ, 6.01 min, Rodney Jantzi
Fanfare - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens - Clough & Warren Reed Organ 2.48 min, Rodney Jantzi

About Local History

Wayside Inn, 3.5 min
Sugar Shack Experience, 5.36 min
Maple Syrup Time, 1.51 min
Memories of Service, A Veterans History Project. Pt 1 - Sergeant Alan Dickey, 6.01 min
Hanover Horton Museum, 4.0 min

Social Media

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Books to Purchase

The Couch Murders

How's your Friday the 13th going? Wonder if the moon was full when the mayhem started on Horton Road? You've heard the story, now read the book! Read about the infamous Crouch murders that took place in 1883. This is one of Michigan's most mysterious unsolved murders! The historical events of that wretched and forlorn evening are told in this book. Snag this deal at just $10. To find out more contact the HHAHS here or at 517-563-8927


Downloadable and Printalbe PDF Forms

Membership Form
Volunteer Opportunity Form
Volunteer Hours Form
Educational Tour Form
Memorial Donation Form
General Donation Form
Brick Order Form
Rental Agreement for the Event Center

Local History Research Resources

Our Yesterdays - A Pictorial History of the Hanover-Horton Area (9MB-searchable PDF)
Wayside Inn Video (YouTube)- Post cards from 1905-1925. VanSchoick's Wayside Inn on Round Lake

Past Newsletters

Newsletters, in the form of PDF files, are listed here. They will open in their own window and can be printed from there.

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2016

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2017

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2018

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2019

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2020

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