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

We invite you to use the form here to join or renew for remainder of 2022 and the New Year of 2023.

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

Paul & Roberta Reber

Jack & Ruth Walker

Mike and Susan Walters

Dr. Roland Pettit

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*

Gary R. Bouc**

Bill & Ellie Carlberg**

Wanda Carmack*

Elizabeth A. Clark**

Ray & Emily Cleer*

Carol Davis**

Kenneth Etcheson*

J. Kent & Susan Fawcett

Sue Freiley**

David Giagnoni**

Janice Germann**

V. Duane Goyen*

Phil Gregory**

Martha Harr*

Caryl Harrison*

Roy Hopper**

Jo Johnson**

Susan Osborn Jones**

Lou Jones*

Michael & Melanie Jurlando**

Maxine Leezer**

Kay Long**

Jim Morgan**

Eldon Myers Jr.**

Roland Pettit**

Norman & Liz Pollitt*

Gloria Pschirrer*

Elaine Putrich**

Stanley Ransom*

Maura Neighbors**

Larry Stanfel**

Beverly Tanner**

Christina Tomasic**

Bernita Trigg**

Diana Martin Wade*

Carl White*

Paul & Charlotte Buell**

Mary Williams**

Darlene King**

Robert Anderson*

Erika Davis*

Stephen Soldwedel*

Tabitha Watson

Miriam Simerly*

Barbara Almeida

Steve & Debby DeRenzy**

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*

Dorwin Pete Peterson**

Barb Ranallo*

Harold Rose*

Jim Morgan**

Kathleen Myers**

Jack & Mary Pollitt**

Ellen Melton**

Monica Conner*

Susan Orendorff Cooper**

Maida Williams**

Stephanie Wright*

Vinnie Cufaude**

Betty Ann Manock*

Jane Schwerer Thro**

Sheila K. Dye*

Elizabeth A. Ellis*

Willard R. Knott**

Mike Tucker**

Jeanine Standard**

John Malone**

Gary Grzanich**

Theresa Wilcoxen**

*2022 or **2023 dues or donation received


Charles & JoEllen Albertson*

Kurt & Megan Bielema*

Ron & Kim Bunner**

Pat & Fran Carter**

Brooks & Mary Ellen Carver**

Stephanie Churchill*

Lisa Thompson**

Greg & Susan Derry**

Dale & Carol (Combs) Ely*

Jackie & Dacia Fouts**

Lynn D. Fuller*

David & Renee Gregory*

Joe & Kelly Havens*

Don & Connie Heller**

Claudia & Terry Moss**

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**

Gladys May*

Dan & Donna O’Bryant**

Ira & Connie Ludlum**

Dave & Andrea Barbknecht*

Bruce & Jennifer Beal*

Ray & Emily Cleer*

James & Karen Farlik**

Laura Hepp Kessel*

Amanda Sampson*

Michael & Susan Walters*

Robert E. Williams*

Harold & Creta Wilson*

Gene & Donna Stuckey**

*2022 and **2023 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**

Dr. Curt Oldfield, President, Spoon River College

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, Realtor, Tucson, AZ **

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

**2023 membership received


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