There are very few instruments that produce music as captivating and soul searching as an organ, when played by a professional, of course.
The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society, which began as the Conklin Antique Reed Organ Museum, is housed in the original Hanover High School, displays 100 reed organs, fully restored, and available for visitors to play. Concerts by master organists further illuminate the beauty and versatility of the reed organ. In addition to this unique collection, the museum showcases local history artifacts, with children’s hands-on displays in most rooms. Heritage Park, an additional 87 acres dedicated to agricultural and rural history, boasts a newly built Antique Farm Equipment barn, a maple sugar shack and a sawmill. There are perennial gardens and a woodland walking trail within the park and there is an event center available to rent for special occasions, contact the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society for more information.
The museum and park are busy places from February through December with almost monthly events: Maple Syrup Festival, Spring Fling, Fourth of July, Rust ‘n’ Dust Farm Days, Harvest Home and Garden Luncheon, Corn Maze Days and a Christmas Open House. With activities geared to children through adults, it is a great place to bring the whole family.