Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Join Us at the Village Theater for the "Salute to Service"

Canton will once again honor Armed Forces area servicemen and servicewomen in a special “Salute to Service” ceremony that will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at The Village Theater! The Canton Historical Society will be stopping in.

Items for service men and women will be collected by the Michigan Military Moms, including individual size or travel size: disposable hand and foot warmers; foot and body powder; Q-tips; Beef Jerky; hot chocolate mix; wipes; granola/power bars; and monetary donations to offset postage. Please note that all items must be small enough to fit a 12" × 12" × 8" U.S. Priority box.

Keynote Speaker:
Bob Hynes, Director of Public Relations for the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport

50400 Cherry Hill Rd

7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Visit the Village Theater website or their Facebook page for more!

Hope to see you there! Have a wonderful Veterans Day!

Information provided by Canton Twp.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tickets Available for the 3rd Annual Christmas Tea!

Take a step back in time and enjoy a holiday afternoon tea at Canton's historical Bartlett-Travis House! Relax and enjoy the venue conversation, special music by harpist Laurel Federbush, and—of course—the tea and wonderful foods.

Guests will be served an assortment of teas, mini quiches, soup, sandwiches, breads with spreads, fruit salad, and desserts.

Information about the historical house decorated in circa 1900 will be offered, as well as unique displays from the Canton Historical Society's Museum collections. Guests will be encouraged to tour the house following the tea.

Saturday, December 12
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bartlett-Travis House
500 North Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187

$25.00 per person. Available only at the Summit on the Park.

Get your tickets to this popular event quick! The 3rd Annual Christmas Tea is limited to 20 guests.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ghost Stories Event Announced!

The third annual Ghost Stories will be performed by storytellers Spellbinder (AKA Judge Ron Lowe) and Dr. Debra Christian.

Date: Saturday, October 24

Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

The Cady-Boyer Barn
500 North Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187

Tickets: $4 per person
  • Ticket price includes up to 2 donuts and a drink (cider or water).
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Summit on the Park or the CHS Pole Barn (at Preservation Park) during Sunday Farmer's Markets. Tickets are limited!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

All proceeds benefit the Canton Historical Society.

About Judge Ron Lowe
Judge Ronald Lowe, as known as The Spellbinder, has been telling scary stories his entire life. He comes by it honestly as his father, mother, aunts and many other family members were storytellers. Lowe became a professional storyteller more than 25 years ago when he told his first story publicly at the Stone Circle in Elk Rapids, Mich. In his profession as an attorney, Lowe often incorporated storytelling in his trial work. At the courthouse, Lowe often uses it in the corporate environment to teach from the bench and in his administrative capacity. In his early years, Lowe’s mentor and partner was Dr. Debra Christian who helped him begin and grow as a professional storyteller, and Lowe has been telling stories and performing on a regular basis ever since.

About Dr. Debra Christian
Award-winning storyteller Dr. Debra Christian will scare you with her tales from long ago and her travels from around the world on six continents. She has performed at the National Storytelling Festival, WDET National Public Radio, Greenfield Village, the Michigan State Fair and the Detroit Institute of Arts to name a few. Dr. Christian is a speech-language pathologist and has entertained thousands of families, schoolchildren, executives, and regional festivals with her stories and oral tradition. A native of Plymouth, Mich., this dynamic presenter continues to keep this oral tradition alive through storytelling throughout the Midwest.

Please join these dynamic storytellers as they bring this ancient art to life!

(Bios provided by Canton Township.)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thank You for Attending Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn 2015 event. We hope you enjoyed all there was to offer!

The Canton Historical Society volunteers definitely enjoyed making this event possible for you. If you are interested in helping us out with next year's event, please contact us at