Welcome to the Hanover Improvement Society

The Hanover Improvement Society, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to providing good works to the people of Hanover and the entire Upper Valley Community. The Hanover Improvement Society also owns and operates Storrs Pond Recreation Area, the nearby James Campion Skating Rink, and the Nugget Theaters.

If you would like your donation to be earmarked for a specific purpose, please enter your request in the Paypal box where it says “add special instructions to the seller” underneath the amount and the monthly donation option.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support our joint mission to support town projects and community events that help keep our neighbors connected.

Storrs Pond Recreation Area

Storrs Pond Recreation Area, located minutes from downtown Hanover, is the premier outdoor destination for the entire community to enjoy.  Since 1935, families have been enjoying it’s beautiful surroundings while embracing all the area has to offer.  Come spend the day with us and enjoy a swim in our heated pool, take a refreshing dip in the pond, or cool off in our fun and exciting splash pad. Sleep under the stars at one of our 12 tent sites or 17 RV sites or plan an event at one of our four Pavilions. Hike our challenging trails, explore the area, try out disc golf, play tennis or simply relax. You will be sure to create wonderful memories at Storrs Pond.


Campion Rink

Campion Rink serves the community as home to the Hanover Hockey Association, Skating Club at Dartmouth (SCAD), the Tuck School, Hanover, and Lebanon High School, as well as 18 other organizations.  Built in 1988 with contributions from several Upper Valley residents and businesses, Campion Rink has seen many upgrades as it continues to be the flagship skating rink for everyone to enjoy.


Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal to Renovate Our Beloved Rink

Owned and operated by the Hanover Improvement Society, Campion Rink has provided the Upper Valley with over three decades of winter fun and memories… part of what makes the Upper Valley such a great place to live, work and play. Our beloved rink has provided countless children, teens, and adults the opportunity to play a variety of ice sports, skating in a place where the values of teamwork, discipline, and respect are lived every day.
Now the jewel of our winter community needs your help to preserve this legacy for the next 30+ years.



Nugget Theaters

Nugget Theaters Marquee

The Nugget Theaters

The Nugget Theater has been a cornerstone of Hanover’s Main Street vitality for over 50 years and a landmark in town for over 100 years.  With four theaters including state-of-the-art digital projectors and surround sound, the Nugget is proud to screen top Hollywood releases and award-winning films that appeal to all ages.  Voted by the Upper Valley community as the reader’s choice “Best Theater” for five years running, the Nugget offers a truly unique cinematic experience.