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, The Hanover County Black Heritage Society and The Ashland Museum, as well as in statewide and National initiatives.

The Bulletin, 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.

The Hanover County historical Society was first organized on April 2, 1967. The Organizing Members present on this date were as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Anderson (now Mrs. Marion Ruffin Jones)
Mrs. William T. Anderson * (Mrs. Percie)
Mr. Hugh Campbell
Mrs. H. B. Gillespie * (Harry Bonds, Mrs. Jane T.)
Mrs. Margaret P. Graham * (Mr. Malcome or Malverse)
Mr. and Mrs. Claiborne Gregory (Norine) **
Mrs. I. K. Redd * (Israel Kay Redd, Mrs. Roberta)
Mr. and Mrs. William Shelton (Mrs. Holly)**
Mr. E. C. Taylor (Edward Carroll Taylor, Sr.) *
Captain Williams C. Wickham, USN (Ret) *
Mr. and Mrs. Williams C. Wickham, Jr. (Mrs. Lois) **
Miss Frances Byrd Winston (Miss Kitty)*
Miss Josephine Winston *

* Deceased
** Both Deceased

Miss Frances Winston was recognized in the minutes of the first meeting for her work and effort in pushing for the establishment of the Society.

Officers elected:
Mr. Hugh Campbell, President
Miss Frances B. Winston, Vice President
Mrs. William T. Anderson, Recording Secretary
Mrs. Margaret P. Graham, Corresponding Secretary
Mr. E. C. Taylor, Treasurer