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Downtown Historic Preservation Presentation

Create Economic Growth in our Downtowns! Join the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development and Quinn Adamowski from Landmarks Illinois, for an insightful morning of education and discussion into the topics of historic preservation and economic growth in our downtown Main Streets. QUINN ADAMOWSKIRegional Advocacy Manager TOPICS: Wed, May 15th 10am- 12pmCanton Historic Depot50 N. […]

Posted: April 29, 2024 | View More »

Students Pandemic Reflections Project

Students Pandemic Reflections Project Periodically, the Canton Area Heritage Center does special projects with other organizations. After the COVID-19 Pandemic, a group of history students at Canton High School volunteered to create online surveys and involve their classmates in describing their Pandemic experiences and reflections. Read the executive summary via the link to the right.

Posted: August 25, 2022 | View More »

Plow Replicas and Final Plow Share at IH

Plow Replicas and Final Plow Share at IH Several one-of-a-kind miniature plows and a plow blade have recently been donated and are on display. A donor’s Uncle hand-crafted two plows to scale. IH plant manager Jack Pollitt who oversaw the closing of IH in 1983 was gifted the final plow share produced in the plant. […]

Posted: August 25, 2022 | View More »

Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

Posted: July 20, 2021 | View More »