In 2013 we celebrate Hanover’s 250th Anniversary as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hanover, the first battle of the Civil War on Free Soil.
Technically speaking, a 250th anniversary is called a Semiquincentennial or Bicenquinquagenary and a 150th anniversary is called a Sesquicentennial.
· Things kick off with a New Years Bash followed by events throughout the year. Highlighting the activities will be a series of events in late June and early July.
Here’s the projected schedule for that period of the celebration…
|BOOK SIGNINGS AND ROUND TABLE||THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH|
|GALA||FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH|
|PARADE||SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH|
|BATTLE OF HANOVER CEREMONY||SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH|
|CAVALRY DEMONSTRATION||TUESDAY, JULY 2ND|
|LIBERTY DAY||THURSDAY, JULY 4TH|
|BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DAY||FRIDAY, JULY 5TH|
|ALL-DAY CONCERT||SATURDAY, JULY 6TH|
|250TH CEREMONY||SUNDAY, JULY 7TH|
· The celebration is geared to all Hanover area residents not only those in the Borough but all surrounding municipalities as well.
· Committees are currently forming. Anyone interested can contact the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce (717-637-6130) or Hanover Borough (717-637-3877)
or go to hanover2013.com.