300th Birthday Celebration

300th birthday

Hanover County will celebrate its 300th birthday with a family-friendly public event on Saturday, August 28, highlighted by the opening of the Hanover County Museum of History & Culture on the grounds of the historic Hanover Courthouse.

There will be music, food, vendors, activities for all ages, museum tours and re-enactments in the historic Courthouse.

The Board of Supervisors will cut the ribbon on the new museum at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, August 29, from 12-4.

Hanover County and its partners, including the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Kings Dominion, Hanover Tavern and Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, have scheduled other events that are part of the County’s 300th birthday celebration this summer and fall.

On Saturday, August 7, Hanover County will sponsor the Richmond Flying Squirrels game at the Diamond, with numerous promotions.

On the weekends of August 21-22 and August 28-29, Kings Dominion will host “Hanover Weekends” with special discounted prices for Hanover residents.

On Saturday, September 11, Hanover County Parks & Recreation will hold a Classic Car Cruise-In at Hanover High School from 4-7 p.m.

On Thursday, September 23, County Administrator John A. Budesky and former Hanover County Planning Director and Deputy County Administrator (and current Ashland Town Council member) John H. Hodges will participate in a moderated community conversation about the past and future of Hanover County at 7 p.m. This program will be offered at Hanover Tavern and replayed on a recurring basis in the Hanover Museum of History & Culture.

On Saturday, September 25, Hanover Tavern will hold its AutumnFest from 10-3.

On Saturday, October 2, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will hold its 300th anniversary and Fall Festival from 10-5.

On Thursday, November 11, Hanover County Parks and Recreation will observe Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Hanover Veterans Memorial at Wayside Park.

Hanover’s actual birthday is November 26. Follow the County’s social media platforms and this page and we'll keep you informed of what is going on.  

Click here  for an interactive map with addresses, descriptions, and photos of some of Hanover’s most historic sites.

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