Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Hanover Tavern Foundation

  • Hanover, VA
  • www.hanovertavern.org

Mission Statement

Hanover Tavern Foundation's mission is to preserve, interpret and utilize Hanover Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center for the enjoyment of all.

Main Programs

  1. Tours
  2. Fall Festival and Tavern Trot
  3. Heritage Music Series
  4. Speaker Series
  5. Civil War Bus Tour
  6. History in the Heart of Virginia, 4th grade SOL field trip
  7. Unzipped
  8. Tavern Teas
  9. Lectures Series: lives of Victorian Women
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Ashland

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Mr. David L. Deal

Keywords

Self-reported

historic site, tavern, Museum, patrick henry, Hanover, Education

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EIN

54-1559861

 Number

7793660760

Also Known As

Hanover Tavern

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Top accomplishments for 2015: Completed construction of a 3,400 square foot education and events center.raised $245,000 towards the Building Our Future Campaign.Hosted 1,535 4th grade students at our annual SOL based Virginia Studies field trip.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Tours

Hanover Tavern provides guided tours of the historic structure by reservation, and self guided tours Tuesday - Sunday.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Fall Festival and Tavern Trot

New in 2016 is a Fall Festival event that will include a 5k Tavern Trot, music, children and adult entertainment, history and food & Beverage to help better integrate Hanover Tavern into the community while providing an opportunity to raise funds to support the educational mission of the tavern.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Heritage Music Series

Each month a local or national musician/band is brought to the Tavern to play a free concert. The Heritage music series attempts to not only entertain, but educate the audience on the history and origin of their music through stories, song & melody.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Speaker Series

Individuals from across the state speak on a variety of topics related to Hanover Tavern and the Civil War Sesquicentenial. Free to the general public, and often appropriate for all ages.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Other Named Groups

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 5

Civil War Bus Tour

The Hanover Tavern Foundation invites history enthusiasts to join them on a bi-annual guided tour that utilizes knowledge gleaned from letters, diaries, and battle reports to provide a detailed account of the individual units, camps, and troop movements in Hanover during the Civil War. Tours start at the Tavern and include a light breakfast and lunch.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$2,500

Program 6

History in the Heart of Virginia, 4th grade SOL field trip

The Hanover Tavern/Courthouse is a microcosm of American history with stories to tell from colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War times. In these tight budget times, students can experience a first-rate field trip without the cost of leaving central Virginia. Further, rather than covering only one historical period, they will be exposed to the broad range of U.S.history topics that the Tavern site offers.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 7

Unzipped

The history of American fashion from 1600 to 1970. Lecture and fashion show includes live models and an exhibit of period clothing. Cake and champagne served. Event will be held in the new Coach House at Hanover Tavern.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$500.00

Program 8

Tavern Teas

We will offer four themed teas throughout 2016. We serve Savory sandwiches followed by a selection of scones (with butter, jam, and Devonshire cream) and finally a selection of delicate desserts complete the experience.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 9

Lectures Series: lives of Victorian Women

To Have and To Hold - This frank discussion and exhibit provides answers to questions you have always wanted to know and were afraid to ask. In Sickness and in Health - How did Victorians approach basic hygiene, pregnancy, childbirth, epidemic disease and other health related issues? Till Death do us Part - This lecture speaks to coping skills, funeral and mourning rituals during the period

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Ashland

Funding Needs

1. Programming ($20,000) a. Field Trips ($15,000) to the Tavern designed to reinforce 4thgrade Virginia History Standards of Learning. Programs include Colonial, African-American, and Civil War history through live history interpreters, presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities. All local school systems and home schooled are welcome. There is a charge per student. b. Heritage Music ($2,500) brings varying folk musicians from around the nation to play music with a cultural and historic basis to the Tavern. All musical groups perform their music while also telling the story of their culture, instruments, and melodies. The shows are the first Wednesday of each month, and are open to the public free of charge. c. Civil War Bus Tours ($1,500)occurs twice per year, spring and fall. Each trip focuses on a lesser known engagement in Hanover County and features stops at private homes and properties that are not available to the general touring population. 2. Major site projects a. Education & Entertainment Center ($560,000) construction of the $560,000 education and entertainment center represents the third part of our three-phase site plan and will help to fulfill a major part of our mission. Construction of a historically sympathetic stable-like building will provide exhibit space, classroom space, additional room for larger special events, as well as greatly enhance the overall interpretation of the Tavern site.

Affiliations + Memberships

ConnectRichmond

Greater Richmond Visitors Bureau

Virginia Association of Museums

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HANOVER TAVERN FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Hanover Tavern Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mr. David L. Deal

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Carolyn Martin

University of Richmond

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

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