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.

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

When
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 HometownLife.com.
"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!