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

Click image above for more details.
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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Brew, Brats, and Bands Are Back!

The 7th Annual Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn 2016

will be on Saturday, September 10, 6 pm–9 pm
Facebook event

The 7th annual "B-4" event will have over 75 varieties of craft beer available from local breweries such as 
Canton Brew Works and Liberty Street Brewing Company. Bands this year include All Directions and the Dale Hicks Band.

Your ticket price includes 7 beer tickets (with additional tickets at 4 for $5), all you can eat bratwursts with fixin's, and a complimentary beer tasting mug. Tickets are $25 before Sept. 10 (and $30 at the door). 
DD tickets are $10. Proceeds will support the Canton Historical Society.

Click here to purchase your tickets now!


The Cady-Boyer Barn, Preservation Park
500 N Ridge Rd
Canton, MI 48188

Advertise your organization with the Canton Historical Society!

Display your business's logo at our Farmers Markets. The 2' × 4' banners will not only be displayed at our B-4 event, but will also be seen at every remaining Preservation Park Farmers Market this season! You will also see our supporters proudly displayed at other 2016 CHS events. Banners are $200.