CANTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 

Grand Opening - July 7, 2018

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On Saturday, July 7 the Canton Historical Society held its much anticipated Grand Opening. Festivities included special guest speaker Senator Lisa Keim and a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. 

On Saturday, July 7 the Canton Historical Society held its much anticipated Grand Opening. Festivities included special guest speaker Senator Lisa Keim and a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. 

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The community was then invited to explore the Museum, visit the Country Store, and tour the building, including Hayford Hall.

There were many reunions of friends, neighbors, and relatives during the gathering.

There were many reunions of friends, neighbors, and relatives during the gathering.

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Hayford Hall  is a beautiful space for community events and activities, and the hall will be available as a rental venue for private parties, business meetings, and receptions. The income stream will help us maintain the building and care for our historic collections.

Hayford Hall is a beautiful space for community events and activities, and the hall will be available as a rental venue for private parties, business meetings, and receptions. The income stream will help us maintain the building and care for our historic collections.

The old Canton Post Office mailbox exhibit was a major attraction, and some attendees recognized their family's original mailboxes!  Prizes were awarded for those who could work the combinations. 

The old Canton Post Office mailbox exhibit was a major attraction, and some attendees recognized their family's original mailboxes!  Prizes were awarded for those who could work the combinations. 

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Bernard Adams and Granddaughter Prudy with the family's window dedication booklet.

Bernard Adams and Granddaughter Prudy with the family's window dedication booklet.

Families who donated windows viewed their brass memorial window plaques and family dedication booklets.

Families who donated windows viewed their brass memorial window plaques and family dedication booklets.

An arrangement donated for the occasion by Specialty Cut Flowers. Thank you, Loretta Blancato!

An arrangement donated for the occasion by Specialty Cut Flowers. Thank you, Loretta Blancato!

Several museum exhibits highlight memories of the Universalist Church.

Several museum exhibits highlight memories of the Universalist Church.

The  Country Store at Canton Historical Society  features items from our talented local artists and artisans, as well as New England made gift items.

The Country Store at Canton Historical Society features items from our talented local artists and artisans, as well as New England made gift items.

Museum exhibits include a violin made by Canton's Frank Richardson.

Museum exhibits include a violin made by Canton's Frank Richardson.

Punch and homemade strawberry shortcake. Thank you bakers and volunteers!

Punch and homemade strawberry shortcake. Thank you bakers and volunteers!

Old friends and new ones.

Old friends and new ones.

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Bernard Adams at the Veterans exhibit, and his WWII uniform on display.

Bernard Adams at the Veterans exhibit, and his WWII uniform on display.

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A wonderful time was had by all. Tremendous thanks to all those dedicated volunteers who made this possible. Onward - great things to come!