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.

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"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]