Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn

Get Ready!
Once again the Canton Historical Society will be hosting Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn on September 9, 2017.  You can buy advance tickets online now!  

General admission pre-ticket sales are $25.00 and include 7 beer tickets, all you can eat bratwurst, and a complimentary beer tasting mug.  Designated driver's tickets are $10.00. Additional beer tickets can be purchased at the event.  Pre-ticket sales will last only until September 5, 2017.

Excited to taste some of over 75 craft beers? Get your tickets now at  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Wish List

The Canton Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is funded by donations and run completely through volunteers.  For this reason, we are asking you to help keep us stocked on supplies to continue our mission!

A donation of any size can provide us with the means to purchase some of our many wish list items:

  • 4 mannequins for displaying textiles ($200 each)
  • Archival storage boxes ($50 or more per box)
  • Miscellaneous educational programming supplies
  • Museum quality display cases ($2000 or more per case)
  • 1 Book of "Forever" stamps ($9.80)
Every donation helps us to achieve our goals and preserve Canton History.  Donations are tax deductible in compliance with the IRS rules.   

Click here to donate online now or send us a donation to PO Box 87362, Canton, MI 48187.

Thank you for your support!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ghost Stories Is Coming

Our Ghost Stories event is back! Storyteller "The Spellbinder" (AKA Judge Ron Lowe) will be performing.

Saturday, October 29

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

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

$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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"A Day in the Life of a Farmer" Day Camp

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Come learn about what people were doing in Canton 100 years ago! A free, interactive program will be offered for families* with children K–5th grade on August 20, 2016 from 11:00 am–1:30 pm at Preservation Park. Space is limited, register today at!

Preservation Park
500 North Ridge Road
Canton, MI 48187

Donations are greatly appreciated.

*Please not that parent(s) are required to stay and enjoy the experience with their children.