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/Senior (age 65+): $15
  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $35
  • Club/Organization: $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 will be publicly recognized unless they wish to remain anonymous. [Click on the bars below to see these generous donors.]

  • 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

Ray & Emily Cleer

Wendy Mayall, Mngr., Helping Hands Resale Shoppe

Dr. John & Myrna Welch

Jim Murphy, President, CFC Properties, Inc. Bloomington, IN


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

Ron & Cheryl Bielema

Brooks and Mary Ellen Carver

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

Below are lists of current members — Individuals, Families, Businesses and Organizations who support our mission. We have begun to receive Memorials in honor of former residents. If you would like to recognize a family member or friend in this way, we ask that you include his/her full name (including maiden name), dates of his/her birth and death, and a little about their lives, along with the memorial gift.


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*

Robert Anderson*

Erika Davis*

Joe Davis

Stephen Soldwedel*

Tabitha Watson

Miriam Simerly*

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*

Monica Conner*

Susan Orendorff Cooper*

Maida Williams*

Stephanie Wright*

Jo Johnson*

Betty Ann Manock*

Jane Schwerer Thro*

Sheila K. Dye*

Elizabeth A. Ellis*

*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

Bill & 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 Sampson*

Dave & Andrea Barbknecht*

Bruce & Jennifer Beal*

Ray & Emily Cleer*

James Farlik*

Laura Hepp Kessel*

Michael & Susan Walters*

Stephanie Churchill*

Lynn D. Fuller*

Harold & Creta Wilson*

Robert E. Williams*

*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 Mngr.
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 & CEOMidAmerica National Bank

Andrew Gregory…………………………. Andrew Gregory, Tucson, AZ Realtor

Jim Murphy, President…….. CFC Properties, Inc., Bloomington, IN


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