The Canton Area Heritage Center provides a place to showcase artifacts and to capture Canton’s compelling history of almost 200 years. The Heritage Center and Museum focuses on the industries that have been established in Canton over time. We also honor notable people who’ve made a difference in civic, fine arts, medical, sports, and philanthropic fields.
Greenwood Cemetery Walk, October 1, 2023: Closing the Gap…hear about the citizens who have helped improve our community in the last 50 years as we prepare to celebrate Canton’s Bicentennial in 2025.
Location and Hours: Museum is located at 111 South Main Street, Canton, Illinois. Our hours are Fridays, 10am-12 noon; Saturdays, 10am-2pm; and Sundays, 1-3pm. Groups may request tours by calling (309) 647-2242. Leave message, along with contact information and possible date and time.
Join Us: Use the 2023 Membership Form to become a member and support our efforts. Download, fill in, and mail to us along with your check. You’ll receive four newsletters and news of special events at the museum.
2022 Annual Meeting: New artifacts, donors and programs are reported in the 2022 Annual Report.
Since its founding in 1825, Canton has capitalized on hard work, the talents and entrepreneurial spirit of its residents to bring prosperity and pride to the community. Even in the face of devastating natural disasters (i.e., fires, floods and tornadoes) and downturns in the economy, Canton has shown its resilience and drive and come back from the fires like a Phoenix to rise again!