Saturday, April 30, 2016

Museum Opening and Canton Culture Week

Kick off the Canton Acts of Culture Week 2016 with the reopening of the Canton Historical Museum! We are opening for the season today, Saturday, April 30!

Over the last 30 years, Canton has shifted from a primarily agricultural town to a place filled with new homes and businesses. But how well do you know your neighbor? We all come from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and too often don’t recognize the great diversity that surrounds us.

Visiting the museum this summer will introduce you to some of the cultures that have come to grow in Canton. Facts and objects from Brazil (Bahia), Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the Muslim community take center stage to help preserve Canton’s “recent history.”

The exhibit runs until Jul 30, 2016. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Visit more cultural events around Canton this week: Canton Acts of Culture Week 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Looking for Volunteers

Happy spring! We've recently reached out via the Canton Focus newsletter and the Canton Observer newspaper to locate more volunteers for our organization.

We encourage prospective volunteers to email or call us (734-397-0088) and to attend our monthly board meetings, which are open to the public. Tonight's board meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Canton Twp Municipal Services building (1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188). Board meetings are a great opportunity to meet the CHS volunteers in-person and discuss the issues that are most important to you.

Photo courtesy of HometownLife.com.
"Canton historians seek volunteers for house tours"

"The Canton Historical Society is seeking volunteers to work as tour guides at the historic Bartlett-Travis House, in Preservation Park on Canton’s west side." [Continue]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Canton Museum Exhibit to Focus on Diversity"

The Canton Historical Museum is in the news again!

Canton museum exhibit to focus on diversity
"Canton historians are planning to put diversity on display with a museum exhibit that focuses on cultural and religious groups that have broadened the community’s population base.

"Using items such as cultural symbols, clothing, books, artifacts and photos, Canton Historical Museum Director Jordan Taylor said historians hope to unveil the exhibit Saturday, April 30." [Read more] Article by Darrell Clem.

The tentative date for the 2016 Museum exhibit opening is Saturday, April 30. We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 19, 2016

We're Now on Amazon Smile

The Canton Historical Society is pleased to announce that our organization is now on Amazon Smile! You can now opt to donate a small portion of your Amazon purchase to CHS!

After you're signed in to Amazon.com, type smile.amazon.com into your web browser and choose your charity: Canton Historical Society. Your selection will be visible under the Amazon search bar:

If you are unfamiliar with Amazon Smile, read more about it here. Find the same great Amazon products at the same great prices! So why not try it today?

As always, thank you for supporting our organization!