Apr 22
Tuesday

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

About Us

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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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Welcome to the Canton Historical Museum Website

There are many exciting historical items to see here

Our extensive collection of 19th Century memorabilia is housed on three floors in one of the original Collins Axe Company buildings. Built in 1865, the building was used for finishing agricultural plows. At its peak 100 plows a day were manufactured by the company. In 1924 the building was converted to a recreational facility for employees with a bowling alley on the second floor and fireplaces added.

 

 

 

 

Canton Historical Museum 2014

Sunday Winter Lecture Series

At the Canton Historical Museum, upstairs floor.  $5 nonmembers, $4 members.

·         January 26 at 2pm – Walter Woodward, State Historian:  “1812:  The War Connecticut Hated”

·         February 9 at 2pm – David Leff:  “Finding Wonders Hidden In Plain Site”

·         February 23 at 2pm – Richard “Rick” Spencer:  “On The Job: Historic Songs of American Work and Trade”

·         March 9 at 2pm – Jay Kaplan of Roaring Brook Nature Center:  Connecticut Wildlife

For more information  Click Here or contact Curator Babe Woolam at 860-693-2793

 

 

 

 

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

MUSEUM ITEMS FOR SALE. SOME MUST BE PICKED UP AT  CANTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM, FRONT ST., COLLINSVILLE, CT 06019.
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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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