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History of the Hanover Improvement Society

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What started as the Ornamental Tree Association in 1874 has blossomed into an organization of community leaders who improve the Hanover community through the funding of good works projects. Our speaker, Jeff Graham, became General Manager of the Hanover Improvement Society in 2014. He runs operations along with 11 full time staff and 30 part time summer helpers. Please join us for this FREE program at the R.W. Black Community Center, co-sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy and Hanover Historical Society.

Hundreds of families use the Storrs Pond Recreation Area each summer. People learn to swim, play tennis, or go to the pond’s beach. Day campers visit the site; overnight campers use the facilities for a day or a week. Often the children who had lessons there went on to great fame
in their sport.

The James W. Campion III Ice Skating Rink was added to the responsibilities of the Society in 1988. Both the Skating Club at Dartmouth and the Hanover Hockey Association use the rink for their programs. Wonderful skaters have come out of these programs. One who comes to mind is Ben Lovejoy who played for the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and the New Jersey Devils with the National Hockey League.

How does the Nugget Theatre fit in? It was donated to the town with all net proceeds to be used for the benefit of the town. Since the town could not operate a commercial business, the Hanover Improvement Society was to operate the Nugget and funds from that business would help with Campion Rink and Storrs Pond. Hear about these and other stories at this free event!


November 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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148 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
148 Lebanon St United States
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