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Hanover in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Culture and Entertainment

 
 
Culture and Entertainment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. Culture and Entertainment Marker
Inscription. Hanover's rich cultural history has included numerous bands, orchestras, drama organizations, and other musical groups. The Hanover Opera House no longer exists, but presented plays and concerts starting in 1887, eventually becoming a movie house. The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, housed in a historic former school building, provides live performances today. Other long established groups including the Lyric Band of Hanover, the Hanover Symphonic Orchestra, the 180-voice Hanover Community Singers, and the Hanover Community Players, a theater group which produces several plays and musicals each year.
Hanover has the eighth largest pipe organ in the world with 231 stops and 14,341 pipes, the Austin organ at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Forest Park, located south of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, was an amusement park from its beginnings as Eichelberger Park in 1904 until it closed in 1967. It offered a roller coaster, merry-go-round, roller skating rink, theater, thrill rides, band concerts, a picnic area, vaudeville acts, and dancing to live orchestras.
 
Location. 39° 48.032′ N, 76° 58.968′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Carlisle St., on the left when traveling south on Broadway
This and 7 other markers are located in this display kiosk. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. This and 7 other markers are located in this display kiosk.
. Click for map. Marker is on the SE corner of the town square with 7 other markers about the town of Hanover. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover PA 17331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inventions of Hanover (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Industrialization (here, next to this marker); Hanover in the Revolutionary war (here, next to this marker); Richard McAllister (here, next to this marker); Digges' Choice, 1737 (here, next to this marker); Hanover Architecture (here, next to this marker); 20th Century Manufacturing (here, next to this marker); Hanover's Wounded (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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