Our Mission
The purpose of the Canton Historical Society (CHS) is to preserve the history of Canton Township, educate people about civic history, and promote the Township's cultural heritage.

The purpose of the CHS Museum is to engage the community in the preservation and interpretation of human history in the geographic area known as the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan.

Our Motto
Conserve, Communicate, Celebrate

Our History
A small group of Canton residents began meeting in 1975. Within two years, the Society had been established and had begun its first major project: we acquired the use of the Canton Center Schoolhouse and renovated it to become the Canton Historical MuseumThe Canton Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Monthly Board Meetings
The Canton Historical Society Board of Directors meets the third Monday of every month (excluding December), and these meetings are open to the public.   We are currently conducting board meetings on Zoom.  Please email if you would like to be added.  Any changes in the meeting schedule will be noted in the member newsletter and on our website.

Our Board of Directors
Bill Tesen, President
Mike Bonello, Vice-President 
Elizabeth Dornik, Treasurer
Dayna Green, Secretary
Heather Piegza, Director
David Curtis, Director
Robert Wychulis, Director
Lee Kyko, Director 
Brandon McEuen, Director

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Rahrig

Barn: Dave Curtis, Bill Tesen
Membership: Dave Curtis and Bob Wychulis 
Research and History: Dave Curtis
Museum and Docents: Ronni Curtis, Judy Krantz, Kathy Martin, Jordan McCulloch

If you have any genealogy questions, please e-mail Dave Curtis at cantonhist@comcast.net.