Friday, September 20, 2013

Heritage Arts and Crafts Series

Thursdays, October 3 & 10 at 7:00 PM at the Bartlett-Travis House

Enrollment is limited to 8 adults. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Summit on the Park. Each adult may bring can bring one child age 10 and up with you to work on the wreath.

Autumn Nut Wreath

Participants should bring: a 12 inch foam wreath form, green, rounded type (available at Jo Ann’s for $5 and Wal-Mart for $3.50); and two-three pounds of unshelled mixed nuts. Wire and glue will be provided at the workshop.

Many different materials can be added for a different look. If you want a ring of whole walnuts around the outside of your wreath (a nice look) you will need 45-50 walnuts nuts of similar size. Please bring a piece of cardboard, foamboard, etc. (14-18” square) because the wreath is constructed on this flat surface and needs to be transported home flat until the mastic dries.

Holiday Pomander Balls

Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM at the Bartlett-Travis House

Participants should bring 2 oranges to class. Cloves and ribbons will be provided at the workshop

Instructor: Shelley Hansen will guide students in creating personalized, hand-crafted items. Shelley has extensive experience in arts and crafts, including painting, beading and quilting. An experienced teacher, She has led workshops and demonstrations at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan.

Shelley has volunteered many hours on the Society's behalf.

Proceeds from the workshops will be used to purchase supplies needed to preserve photographs and documents related to Canton history, so they cam be displayed to the public. Contact for questions about the workshops.

View the flyer for all events here.

Historical Society Board Members Wanted

Are you interested in an opportunity for civic engagement? Would you like to learn more about Canton's history, and share your knowledge with others?

If so, please put your name in for the Canton Historical Society board! The nine-member board meets once per month at the Township Municipal Services building for approximately an hour. We plan events, discuss outreach, and come up with new and creative ways to engage Canton citizens about history.

If you'd like more information, or would like to proceed to get your name on the ballot, please send an email to

Ghost Stories Event

Sunday, October 27, 6:00-7:30 PM at the Summit on the Park ballroom.

To celebrate the Halloween spirit and provide enjoyment to everyone who likes a spooky story, Judge Ron Lowe has put together a wonderful story event to benefit the Canton Historical Society.

Ticket cost $10 per family and $4 for individuals, and are available at the Summit, at the Preservation Park CHS Pole Barn on Sundays, and at the door.

This event is recommended for ages 8 years and up.

Young people must be accompanied by an adult.

View the flyer here.