Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our Events Calendar is Updated

Take a peek at our new events calendar. Your favorite CHS activities are back!


  • Tent Sale Fundraiser during Liberty Fest: June 20.
  • Rally on Ridge: July 28, 5 to 8 pm.
  • Brew, Brats, and Bands at the Barn 2015: September 12, 6 to 9 pm.
  • New Museum Exhibit TBA: September 19.
  • Annual Ghost Stories: October 24.
  • Annual Xmas Tea: December 12.

Friday, May 22, 2015

CHS Exhibit Featured in the Canton Observer!

"Canton museum gives peek at historical undergarments" by Darrell Clem

"Displaying corsets, bloomers, brassieres, long johns and petticoats, a new Canton Historical Museum exhibit offers a revealing look at undergarments worn as the 1900s arrived.

"Hardly salacious, tawdry or scandalous, the display offers a peek at the most intimate clothing worn by local folks who tilled Canton’s agricultural past. It is titled 'Straight-Laced? Loosening Up the Secrets of Petticoats and Drawers at the Turn of the Century.'"

Click here to read more on HometownLife.com...

Twitter: @CantonObserver

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Exhibit Open & Website Updates Planned!

Hello fans! Hope you're ready to check out the new CHS Museum exhibit, "Straight-laced? Loosening up the Secrets of Petticoats and Drawers at the Turn of the Century," which is now open! Come on down and learn a bit about undergarments! Gift shop items are still available.

SHOWING: May 16 to August 23

WHERE? The Canton Historical Society Museum:

1022 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188
734-397-0088
Questions? cantonhist@comcast.net

WHEN? The current hours for the Museum are as follows:

Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As always, we are available by appointment (please call 734-397-0088).

Check out the teaser photos on our Facebook page!

We also have some updates for the CHS website planned, so please stay tuned and excuse our dust. See you soon at the Museum!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Canton Historical Society Accepting Donations for Tent Sale!

Looking for a way to help out the community but just can't make a huge time commitment?

The Canton Historical Society can help!

We are accepting donations for a tent sale which will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (during Canton's Liberty Fest). The donations must be antique, craft-related, or vintage-inspired items. Donations we currently have as examples range from jewelry to books, handmade fabric tree decorations to vintage hats, and an antique table.

All donations will be sold at the tent sale as a fundraiser for the Canton Historical Museum. All profits will be placed toward future exhibits, investment in archival storage boxes/paper, and further efforts of community outreach events.

If you are interested in donating, please contact Jordan Taylor at jordanta@umich.edu or call 734-397-0088. The deadline for donations is June 10, 2015.

Thanks for your help!