The Simonds Collection

Photography exhibit depicting Charles Harrington, a well known local photographer.

The third floor is home to the Farmington Valley Railroad Society.  Come visit the wonderful train layout

A replica of a 1700s blacksmith shop

The General Store and Apothecary

A diorama of the Collins Company in its prime circa 1940

The Main Floor

Some of the exhibits you will find at the Museum 

Band instruments from bands in Canton 

The children's room

Examples of farm plows 

A bellows for stoking the fire actually used in the Collins Company 

An 1854 Button fire engine pulled by men.  It was last used when Sam Collins' house burned in 1912.

A 1700 wooden peg loom for weaving cloth

Examples of Collins Company axes

Examples of Collins Company axes, adzes, knives and more

A replica of an 1800s barbershop

Wooden farm-made plows and metal Collins Company plows

A pre-electricity kitchen with a wood stove and pump vacuum cleaner

The Bridal parlor

More examples of farm tools 


Native American artifacts found in Canton

Examples of Collins Company ceremonial swords, knives, and machetes

The Basement