To all Canton Historical Society Members:

Voting for the nominated members below will take place at our Annual Meeting held on
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7PM at the Canton Historical Museum following the monthly
Board meeting. All Society members may attend the meeting and participate in any discussionand the election. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Those planning to attendmay notify the office through email at or leave a message at860-693-2793. Wearing of masks and social distancing will be required at the meeting.

Canton Historical Society, Inc.
Officer and Board Member Nominations
For 2020-2021

President Donald Scott
Vice President Jennifer Asaro
Secretary Carol Barlow
Treasurer Lorinda Pane

Gallery Of Trees

It's that time of year again . . . time for the Gallery Of Trees.  If you would like to donate a fully decorated, artificial tree to the Canton Historical Museum for the Gallery Of Trees Click Here for a donation form.  

The Gallery Of Trees will run from November 14th to December 13th, Saturday through Wednesday 10am to 4pm, and Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 8pm.  For our flyer Click Here

Museum Re-opening
The last few months have had difficult challenges for all of our citizens and communities.  After a long closure we are pleased to announce that the re-opening of the Canton Historical Museum will be on Sunday, June 28th.  We will be open from 1 to 4.  We will be following State re-opening guidelines for Phase 2.  This will require the following changes to our previous operating procedures.

  • Admission requirements:  face masks, temperature checks, negative answers to all symptom questions, individual sign-ins for each visitor, and hand sanitizing.  Admissions will be done on the lower porch and exits will be by the personnel entrance on Front Street.
  • In view of social distancing needs, maximum group size is 5 and visit time should be limited to 1 hour.  The maximum number of museum visitors is 15 dependent upon effective social distancing.  Advance schedule arrivals are not required but visitor group sizes may require us to limit admission.
  • No guided tours will be available to minimize personal contact and some exhibits may be restricted for the same reason.
  • Visitors are asked to refrain from touching exhibits and artifacts.
  • The basement floor of the museum will be closed.
  • The Gift Shop will be closed
  • Admission will be free in lieu of any donation that visitors may wish to make.

We look forward to welcoming visitors and members who support the Museum in its efforts to communicate, preserve, and improve our historic facility.  We appreciate your needed support.  If you are unable to attend the Museum, donations to the Canton Historical Society can be sent to 11 Front Street, Canton CT 06019

The Farmington Valley Model Railroad Society designed and built the first Collinsville railroad diorama in the late 70’s.  It more recently redesigned using more modern landscape materials and 3D printers to depict building in their surroundings in more realistic detail.  Their skilled work has created the current diorama which has proven to be an interesting and fascinating highlight of our exhibits.  Below we have added the group’s newsletter for your interest in model railroading and their activities.  They too are interested in gaining additional members to share in their activities.  They can be reached at or at (860) 693-2793. Check out their Newsletter Here

Board  Members                                 Linea Erickson
Marjory Harmon
Gary Hoehne
James Kline
Irene Klingner
Walter Kress
Barbara Murphy
Kathleen Taylor
Kenneth Triou
Angie Roman
Tom Ayres

The Museum Bulletin Board Page

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