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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

CHS in the News

Wendy Murphy-Stevens,
courtesy of
Recently, from the Canton Observer...

"Canton Republicans announce two events" [Read Article]

"Museum exhibit puts Canton diversity on display" [Read Article]

History being made in Canton: "First woman hired as Canton firefighter retires" [Read Article]

Monday, May 9, 2016

Celebrate a Soldier for Memorial Day 2016

Please join the Canton Historical Society members for a free Memorial Day event.

Canton was home to many Civil War soldiers, most of whom go unnoticed today. Help us commemorate their service by visiting the Cherry Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend to place a flower on a Canton soldier’s grave. Flowers will be provided.

In 1868, an organization of Union veterans of the Civil War—the Grand Army of the Republic—established “Decoration Day” as a day where the nation decorated the graves of war dead with flowers. Today. we refer to this day as “Memorial Day.”
Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Cherry Hill Cemetery
(Located in Canton on South Ridge Road, behind Indigo Salon, Spa & Boutique)

Sunday, May 29, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thank you to Vanessa's Flowers for their generous donation!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Museum Opening and Canton Culture Week

Kick off the Canton Acts of Culture Week 2016 with the reopening of the Canton Historical Museum! We are opening for the season today, Saturday, April 30!

Over the last 30 years, Canton has shifted from a primarily agricultural town to a place filled with new homes and businesses. But how well do you know your neighbor? We all come from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and too often don’t recognize the great diversity that surrounds us.

Visiting the museum this summer will introduce you to some of the cultures that have come to grow in Canton. Facts and objects from Brazil (Bahia), Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the Muslim community take center stage to help preserve Canton’s “recent history.”

The exhibit runs until July 30, 2016. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Visit more cultural events around Canton this week: Canton Acts of Culture Week 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Looking for Volunteers

Happy spring! We've recently reached out via the Canton Focus newsletter and the Canton Observer newspaper to locate more volunteers for our organization.

We encourage prospective volunteers to email or call us (734-397-0088) and to attend our monthly board meetings, which are open to the public. Tonight's board meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Canton Twp Municipal Services building (1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188). Board meetings are a great opportunity to meet the CHS volunteers in-person and discuss the issues that are most important to you.

Photo courtesy of
"Canton historians seek volunteers for house tours"

"The Canton Historical Society is seeking volunteers to work as tour guides at the historic Bartlett-Travis House, in Preservation Park on Canton’s west side." [Continue]

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Canton Museum Exhibit to Focus on Diversity"

The Canton Historical Museum is in the news again!

Canton museum exhibit to focus on diversity
"Canton historians are planning to put diversity on display with a museum exhibit that focuses on cultural and religious groups that have broadened the community’s population base.

"Using items such as cultural symbols, clothing, books, artifacts and photos, Canton Historical Museum Director Jordan Taylor said historians hope to unveil the exhibit Saturday, April 30." [Read more] Article by Darrell Clem.

The tentative date for the 2016 Museum exhibit opening is Saturday, April 30. We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 19, 2016

We're Now on Amazon Smile

The Canton Historical Society is pleased to announce that our organization is now on Amazon Smile! You can now opt to donate a small portion of your Amazon purchase to CHS!

After you're signed in to, type into your web browser and choose your charity: Canton Historical Society. Your selection will be visible under the Amazon search bar:

If you are unfamiliar with Amazon Smile, read more about it here. Find the same great Amazon products at the same great prices! So why not try it today?

As always, thank you for supporting our organization!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CHS in the Local News

Canton Historical Society names new officers
The Canton Historical Society has chosen its board of directors for 2016. Officers include Mekie Kukan, president; Elizabeth Dornik, vice president; Judy Krantz, treasurer; and Kathy Martin, secretary. Trustees are Sue Goodchild, Gregg King, Jordan Taylor and Carol Vandenberg. [Read more]

Matilda “Tillie” Schultz
Canton historians serve up Christmas tea
Area residents are encouraged to attend the Canton Historical Society’s third annual Christmas Tea at the Bartlett-Travis House, one of Canton’s oldest homes that will be festively decorated for the holidays in circa 1900 Christmas finery. [Read more]

Canton historian, Hall of Famer remembered
Matilda “Tillie” Schultz is being remembered as a spirited woman whose passion for farming with husband Roy was rivaled by her tireless dedication to serving the Canton community. [Read more]

Monday, January 18, 2016

Membership Renewals

Just a reminder that the new year means it's time to renew your membership! Thank you for your support!