Jul 24
Thursday

Step back in time at the
Canton Historical Museum.

Step back in time to a reconstructed 19th century general store, post office, barber shop, and blacksmith shop. Examine a fire apparatus pulled by hand, a case containing old medical instruments of the "horse and buggy" doctor, and a Civil War casket.
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11 Front Street
Collinsville, CT 06019

Tel: (860) 693-2793

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Our Mission

 

The Canton Historical Society seeks to collect and preserve items relating to the area's cultural heritage and to involve the public in learning experiences that develop an understanding of how this heritage reflects the ongoing American experience. By establishing the connection between past & present, we seek to inspire a better future.

 

The Canton Historical Museum is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization displaying a record of life in the town of Canton. Our artifacts and information span from the time of the Native Americans through Canton's growth as a farming community, to its rich history at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and as a thriving town during the Victorian era.

Examples of everyday life include clothing, furniture, household, kitchen and decorative items and a Victorian parlor. There is also a display of children's toys and games, plus numerous examples of recreation in the days before cars, television and computers.  Trades represented are carpentry, printing, blacksmithing, shoemaking, farming, ice harvesting and toolmaking.

 

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Location: Canton Historical Museum, 11 Front Street, Collinsville, CT
Contact: Kathleen Woolam, Curator

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Hours of Operation

Summer Months:
(April through November)
Wednesday - Sunday 1 - 4 PM

Winter Months:
(December through March)
Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 PM
or by special appointment.

Admissions:
Adults $4.00
Seniors $3.00
Children (ages 6-16)  $1.00
Tours: Available by appointment
starting at $20 based on size of group

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