Grant Received - January 2018

The Canton Historical Society is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Conservation Connection for a free visit from a traveling Archivist.  We will now have information on our archives on-line through Western Connecticut State University. 


"The Lure of Litchfield" for sale at the museum


The Canton Historical Museum has old issues of the "Lure of Litchfield" for sale.  The supply is limited so it is first come, first served.  You can pick up editions at the Museum Gift Shop, or you can Click Here To Print An Order Form.  Please remember supplies are limited.  When they are gone, they are all gone. 


The following items have been de-acquistioned by the Canton Historical Museum and are now available for purchase by the public.  Please see the Gift Shop Page for more information on these items.

A set of 2 matching antique chairs.   $40 each or both for $70




Canton Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Canton Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00pm at the Canton Community Center.  The meeting will be held to elect Officers and Board Members for the 2018-2019 year.  Officer nominations are:  Donald Scott-President, Katherine Jenkins-Vice President,  Carol Barlow-Secretary, and Lorinda Pane-Treasurer.  Board nominations are; Jennifer Asaro, Linea Erickson,  Walter Kress, Irene Klingner,  Barbara Murphy, Kathy Taylor, and Ken Triou.  Society members in good standing through 2018 are invited to attend. 

The Canton Historical Museum is now a proud member of the Blue Star Program.  Active Military personnel and their families have free admission to the Canton Historical Society. 



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Grant Received - November 2017

The Canton Historical Society is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Hartford Foundation For Public Giving in the amount of $10,000 over a two year period.  This grant will go towards additional programs at the museum and building emergencies.  Thank you Hartford Foundation For Public Giving. 



Special One-Of-A-Kind Item

MELODEON FOR SALE - Flat top melodeon by Carhart, the inventor of melodeons. Patent, label says patented Dec. 28th 1846, Reissued June 24th 1856. Manufactured by Needham & Co., 92 W. 93rd St., NYC.
Made of Brazilian Cherry, with book-matched panels.

Asking Price $300. Must be picked up at :
Canton Historical Museum, 11 Front Street, Collinsville, CT 06019
To purchase or to arrange a showing call the museum at 860-693-2793 and ask for Kathy Jenkins, or e-mail the librarian on our contact page. 

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