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 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.
New Sunday Hours: We’re shortening hours this spring — on Sundays, come visit us, 1:00-3:00 p.m. You may request tours for groups by calling (309) 647-2242. Leave a message and we’ll call you right back.
Museum hours are Fridays, 10am-12 noon; Saturdays, 10am-2pm; and Sundays, 1-3pm.
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: At the annual meeting, held in November, officers and committee chairpersons reviewed acquisitions and successful programs in the 2022 Annual Report. Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln (as portrayed by Laura Keyes) described her three loves; her husband, her children and her country, in an entertaining and instructive presentation.
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!