Thursday, August 4, 2016

"A Day in the Life of a Farmer" Day Camp

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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
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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!!