Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Preserving our History: Caring for our Cemetries

The Canton Historical Society is hosting a talk on “Preserving Our History: Caring for Our Cemeteries” on Wednesday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m., in its building at 25 Turner Street.  The speaker will be Cheryl Willis Patten of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) and the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOGA).

 Cemeteries are delicate outdoor museums that contain history on individuals and towns.  They provide a wealth of information that may not be available elsewhere.  In her talk on “Preserving Our History: Caring for Our Cemeteries,” Ms. Patten will explain how to decipher information found on gravestones and discuss the steps one can take to conserve this valuable historical record.  She will also address some basic information used to evaluate and conserve cemeteries and describe best practices for caring for gravestones.

Cheryl Willis Patten has been an advocate for cemeteries for many years.  She chaired the 2011 AGS Annual National Conference and has held various offices with MOCA—including serving as chair of the MOCA Workshop Committee for eight years.  Retired from teaching and state employment, Ms. Patten now has more time for exploring cemeteries in Maine and various other states and countries.

Information on AGS can be found at www.gravestonestudies.org and information on MOCA can be found at www.moca-me.org.

This event is free of admission and open to the public.  The venue is handicap accessible.  Refreshments will be served.  Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Canton Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation and celebration of Canton’s heritage and history.

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

OPEN HOUSE

The Canton Historical Society is holding an Open House on October 5th.

All are invited and admission is FREE.

Come and see some of the new exhibits in our museum. Displays will feature the different neighborhoods of Canton: The Village, Canton Mountain, Gilbertville, Meadowview and Canton Point.

While there, feel free to browse in the Gift Shop which offers for sale unique items including crafts/items/art from local artisans.**

**Stay for the Spaghetti Dinner which starts at 4PM. Donations for the meal are appreciated*

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

SPAGHETTI SUPPER FUNDRAISER

The Canton Historical Society is hosting a Spaghetti SupperFundraiser on October 5th starting at 4PM.

The menu:

Spaghetti with Sauce and Meatballs

Garden Salad

Bread

Dessert

Beverage

 

**Come early to see some of the new exhibits in our museum. Displays will feature the different neighborhoods of Canton: The Village, Canton Mountain, Gilbertville, Meadowview and Canton Point.

 

While there, feel free to browse in the Gift Shop which offers for sale unique items including crafts/items/art from local artisans.****

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

World War II / D-Day Presentation

2019 D-Day Poster.jpg

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, - the 75th anniversary of D-Day - the Canton Historical Society hosts an interactive program:

“WHAT THEY CARRIED ON D-DAY - A WWII History Presentation and Exhibit.”

Doug Culver presents a talk and exhibit, using original artifacts to tell the story of D-Day. Learn why it was the day that changed the course of WWII - and the day that ultimately changed the world. The program includes hands-on demonstration of the uniforms and equipment used during WWII. This is not just a history talk - and you will be sure to come away saying: “I didn’t know that!”

Great for high school students, history buffs, and anyone interested in the history of our nation and the world.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for very young children.  (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

About Doug Culver: Doug has presented WWII programs for the past 30 years for high school history students, veterans’ groups, museums, historical societies, and other organizations. He has consulted with countless individuals on the identification of materials in family collections. For more information on Doug’s programs: www.wwiiconsulting.com

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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Cornhole Tournament
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Cornhole Tournament

Join the Canton Historical Society at our Corn Hole Tournament. A fun fundraiser for the winter.
The tournament will occur upstairs in the Hayford Hall with 4 games going at a time.

Entry fee is $20.00 per person.

Teams will be selected by Random Draw.

Cash Prizes will be awarded!

The tournament starts at 3PM and ends when there is a winner.

BYOB

Light Snacks will be available for purchase.

The Canton Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation and celebration of Canton’s heritage and history”

FMI call 207 500-9893

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Move with Us Exercise Hour
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Move with Us Exercise Hour

Cabin fever? Need to stretch?

Come join us from 6:30-7:30 at CHS. Wear your Fitbit, bring your yoga mat or hand weights, or just come walk - indoors - no treacherous ice or biting winds! Bring clean walking shoes.

All ages welcome. Clean shoes required.
This is not a class. There is no instructor. 

 We are just going to get out and move - take some steps - walk the stairs - play fun music - and feel better afterward. 

Who's in?!

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