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.
FUTURE EVENT, WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Book Discussion at Parlin-Ingersoll Library, in honor of Women’s History Month in March. Featured book is, “Crocodile on the SandBank,” written by Canton author Barbara Gross Mertz, a.k.a., Elizabeth Peters. Wed., March 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m., join us at the Library Program Room, to discuss the heroine’s leadership and courage, with a touch of mystery and romance, in the shadows of the pyramids.
Sign up by March 2 to receive the book in advance. Telephone the library, (309) 647-0328, or email email@example.com. Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is located at 205 West Chestnut, in Canton.
A tour of the museum, located at 111 South Main, is also encouraged as other notable women of Canton and their accomplishments will be on display. Museum hours are Fridays, 10am-12 noon; Saturdays, 10am-2pm; and Sundays, 1-4pm.
2022 Annual Meeting: Our annual meeting was held November 10, 6:30 p.m., at Donaldson Center, 250 S. Avenue D, Canton. At a brief business meeting, 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!