Members & Donors

Memberships and donations to the Heritage Center are solicited annually. These memberships and donations help with meeting the mission and vision of the Canton Area Heritage Center. We invite you to become a member or a major donor today!

Annual Memberships

Members are sought for support of the center and its programs.

Annual membership categories include:

  • Student (through high school)/Senior(age 65+): $15
  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $35
  • Club: $50
  • Business/Commercial: $100

Major Donors

Individuals, businesses and community organizations may donate to the Canton Area Heritage Center. Donations are tax-deductible, as the museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donors at the Founder and Benefactor levels (shown below) will be publicly recognized unless they wish to remain anonymous.

  • Founder: $1,000+
  • Benefactor: $500-$999
  • Sustaining Donor: $250-$499
  • Contributing Donor: $150-$249

We recognize donors who contribute $1,000.00 and above as a Founder.

Dana Smith, Pres., Canton Main Street

Robert Senneff, CEO, Graham Hospital Association

Kent McDowell, Mayor, City of Canton

Dr. James Farlik

George H. Mills

Dr. Roland Pettit

Kelvin Sampson

Joe D. Stone

Wendy Mayall, Mngr., Helping Hands Resale Shoppe

Dr. John & Myrna Welch


Those who contribute $500.00-$999.00 are named Benefactors.

Ron & Cheryl Bielema

Ray & Emily Cleer

Kevin & Teresa Meade

Jim & Arlene Morgan

Jack & Mary Pollitt

Jack & Ruth Walker

Mike and Susan Walters

Contact Information

Please call 309-647-2242 for more information on contributions options available. Completed forms and fees can be mailed to Canton Area Heritage Center, ATTN: James Morgan, P.O. Box 526, Canton, IL 61520.

Membership Levels


Lee Ann Bennie

Cheryl & Ron Bielema*

Linda Brown*

Bill & Ellie Carlberg*

Wanda Carmack*

Anita Gregory Clay

Ray & Emily Cleer*

Carol Davis*

Angela Drach

Kenneth Etcheson*

J. Kent & Susan Fawcett

Sue Freiley*

David Giagnoni

Dean Gibson

V. Duane Goyen*

Phil Gregory*

Martha Harr*

Catherine Harris

Caryl Harrison*

Roy Hopper*

Larry Huffman

Lou Jones*

Greg & Tracy Kitchen

Maxine Leezer*

Kay Long*

Eldon Myers Jr.*

Jeanette Parsons

Norman & Liz Pollitt*

Gloria Pschirrer

John Putman

Elaine Putrich*

Stanley Ransom

Shirley Skinner*

Larry Stanfel*

Joe & Janet Stone

Beverly Tanner

Bernita Trigg*

Diana (Martin) Wade*

Carl White*

Judy C. Wickert*

Mary Williams*

Darlene King*

Bob Anderson

Erika Davis

Joe Davis

Stephen Soldwedel

Tabitha Watson

Judy Wickert

Barbara Almeida

Helen Crosby

Calvin Korf*

Kathleen Madden

Roland Pettit*

Bonnie Watkins*

Donald Barnett *

Mary Louise Bishop*

Margaret Campbell*

Adrianne Cowan*

Janice Dare Bruster*

Patti Goyen*

George H. Mills*

Fred & Sharon Odendahl*

Pete Peterson*

Barb Ranallo*

Harold Rose*

Jim Morgan*

Kathleen Myers*

Jack & Mary Pollitt*

Ellen Melton*

Maida Williams*

Susan Orendorff Cooper*

*2022 dues or donation received


Charles & JoEllen Albertson*

Kurt & Megan Bielema*

Ron & Kim Bunner*

Pat & Fran Carter*

Brooks & Mary Ellen Carver*

Minnie Cebuhar

Guy Coleman

Greg & Susan Derry*

Dale & Carol (Combs) Ely*

Jackie & Dacia Fouts*

Andrew & Beth Winters Gregory

David & Renee Gregory*

Joe & Kelly Havens*

Don & Connie Heller

Michael & Melanie Jurlando*

Richard & Mary C. Kerr

Mary Lou Kuchan

Bill & Judy Leitze*

Richard & Norma Lindsey*

Charlie & Barbara Luthy*

Wendy Martin*

Bob & Katie Matusik*

Kevin & Teresa Meade

Darrell & Peggy Meisinger*

John & Beverly Morrell*

John & Mary Nelson

Larry & Diane Nelson*

Paul & Roberta Reber*

Tim & Amy Svob*

Carolyn West*

Max & Cheryl Scott*

Ken & Helen St. Clair

Kevin & Debbie Stephenson*

Jim & Charlotte Van Sickle

Mike & Keely Vollmar

Mark & JoEllen Welch*

Kathleen Luker

John & Kayla Luker

Gladys May*

Gene & Donna Stuckey

Michael & Christine Tomasic*

Amanda Woodruff

Dave & Andrea Barbknecht*

Bruce & Jennifer Beal*

Ray & Emily Cleer*

James Farlik*

Laura Hepp Kessel*

Michael & Susan Walters*

Stephanie Churchill*

*2022 dues or donation received


Mark Bixler
Mbixler Legacy Media

Carla Bobell, Exec. Director
Canton Area Chamber of Commerce

Lynn Fuller, Owner
Fuller’s Jewelry

Barbara Long, Exec. Director
Fulton County Rehabilitation Center

Wendy Mayall, Store Manager
Helping Hands Resale Shoppe

Cole McDaniel, Exec. Director
Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development

Kent McDowell, Mayor
City of Canton

Robert Senneff, President & CEO
Graham Health System

A. G. Sepich
Croatian Fraternal Union 367

Dana Smith, President
Canton Main Street

Chuck Taylor
Chuck Taylor State Farm Insurance

Aaron & Veanna Thum, Owners
Crawford’s Home Furnishings

Sarah Keefer, LPL Financial Advisor Keefer Financial, Inc.

Rick Klinedinst, President & CEO MidAmerica National Bank


In memory of Gregory A. Campbell, Canton, IL, (12/1/1946-12/17/2021) by Margaret Campbell, Canton, IL

In memory of Robert Raymond Hubbs, Sunnyvale, CA, (8/17/1936-1/30/2021) by Adrianne Hubbs Cowan, Macomb, IL

In memory of Karen Phillips Korf, Nokomis, FL, (9/22/1938-8/8/2021) by Calvin Korf, Nokomis, FL