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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Toys! Batteries Not Included" Exhibit Now Open!

The Canton Historical Museum has re-opened and is featuring toys! Come on down and reminisce about your favorite childhood fun and games.

Thank you to all our visitors on our exhibit's opening evening! For some teaser photos, check out our Facebook page.

Kids: We'll see you at the Museum....
Adults: We'll see you on Saturday at Preservation Park!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Canton Observer Features Our Museum Director, Jordan Taylor

Photo by Bill Bresler.
Kudos to Jordan Taylor, the Canton Historical Society's Museum Director, who was recently featured in the Canton Observer!

"Taylor's first exhibit as museum director involved a display showing undergarments, vanity sets and other items Canton residents wore and used as the 1900s arrived. Next up is 'Toys! Batteries Not Included,' a historical perspective of toys that runs Sept. 9 through Nov. 21.

"Despite her busy schedule, she began volunteering as a Canton historian in 2012, transcribing historical documents and helping to create a Victorian-era, beaded room divider for the historical Bartlett-Travis House in Preservation Park. She is among several young volunteers taking an interest in Canton's history."

Read more about Jordan's work at the Canton Historical Museum!