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SUPPORT

help us build community and preserve history

 
 

There are many ways to support the Canton Historical Society and help preserve YOUR history.

1. BUY THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

A great way to shop and donate at the same time!
Click here to read more about Amazon Smile.

2. THE CHS WISH LIST

So many things are needed to get our facility operating with efficiency and provide our guests with the best experience possible.
To see our most current Wish List, click here.

3. NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Available on a first come basis, this is a unique opportunity to sponsor parts of the building.  If you have the desire and means, this may be the perfect thing for you.
To see what Naming Opportunities are available, click here.

4. SPONSORS

An opportunity for businesses and organizations to sponsor our ongoing efforts.  A minimum amount of $1,000.00 will get your logo on our sponsor page and signage in our building's lobby.  Of course we are quite willing to accept larger amounts as well.

5. FRIENDS OF THE SOCIETY

For individuals in our community and beyond, this is another way to help us.  A minimum amount of $100.00 will have your name displayed in the building's lobby.  Please give what you can.

6. DONATE ANY AMOUNT

Your tax-deductible donation will help support the many upcoming activities, exhibits, and town-wide events currently being planned by the Canton Historical Society.

To Donate:

  • Click the button below which will take you to PayPal.
  • Send a check made payable to Canton Historical Society to our mailing address of P.O. Box 605, Canton, ME 04221
  • Contact us by email at CantonMEHistorical@gmail.com for addition instructions.

Replacement Windows - sold out!

Replacement Windows
Thank you to all who donated a window in memory or in honor of their family. The 21 energy efficient windows have been installed, and they will have a huge impact on the energy costs for the society, not to mention the comfort of our event guests!

Donors received a brass plate, mounted to the windowsill, and their chosen inscriptions are engraved on the plate.

WINDOW REPLACEMENT SUPPORTERS  -  Thank You!

Brass Plaque Donations

  • IN MEMORY OF JOHN T. AND HELEN E. LINDLEY, AND JAMES K. AND RUTH (LINDLEY) MARTIN  Donation by Julie Martin, Doug Culver, Josh Bruck, Joe Carlson, Maria Martin, Carter Martin Allen, Duncan Lindley Allen, and John Martin
  • IN HONOR OF JOHN M. DESHON 1805 - 1880 - Donation by Rene & Phyllis Ouellette
  • IN HONOR OF BERNARD L. ADAMS, JR. & L. MABEL ADAMS AND CHARLES E. & BRENDA C. ADAMS - Donation by Prudy & Russell Adams
  • IN HONOR OF 4 GENERATIONS OF GRANDPARENTS NAMED STROUT, starting with Jacob who came to Canton in 1809, left his farm on the Town Farm Road, to son Guilford, who left the farm to George, and my grandmother Lena who was born in Canton on the farm on January 3, 1900. Donation by Rob Marshall.
  • CHARLES A. RAY
  • MALCOLM H. RAY
  • IN MEMORY OF DELMONT & ELEANOR DAVENPORT - Donation by their family (40+ strong!)  Their window looks out upon their old homestead.
  • IN MEMORY OF HENRY & HAZEL PARADIE - Donation by their family.
  • IN MEMORY OF CHESTER AND MABEL FERRIS AND RICHARD FERRIS - Donation by David Ferris, Anne Chamberlin, and Carole Robbins
  • IN LOVING MEMORY OF COLBY DAVIS - Donation by the Canton Hi-Riders Snowmobile Club.
  • IN MEMORY OF BENJAMIN P. & ABIGAIL LOTHROP OF MEADOWVIEW - Donation by Sam Howes.
  • IN MEMORY OF CARLETON CAMPBELL 1932 - 1981 - Donation by his Loving Family
  • IN MEMORY OF A. HERBERT AND GLADYS STEVENS AND THEIR CHILDREN.
  • IN MEMORY OF OUR PARENTS RALPH JR. & EUNICE CAMPBELL - Donation by their Children
  • IN HONOR OF MY BELOVED ALL STAR FAMILY: JASON LEE, ALYVIA LEE, LUCAS VAN TUINEN, LILYAN LEE, EMMA VAN TUINEN, AND LUKAS LEE. I Love You All to the Moon and Back. - Donation by Sarah Jessica Frank
  • IN MEMORY OF J. WESLEY & MARIE ADAMS - Donated by Connie Adams and Family
  • IN MEMORY OF DAVID P. STOWELL & WIFE SOPHRONIA STANLEY - Donation by Peter Stowell and Family
  • IN MEMORY OF THOMAS & RESPA DOUGHERTY - Donation by son, Gary Dougherty, and grandson, Robert Dougherty.
  • CONANT FAMILY
  • IN MEMORY OF LINDLEY - KIMBALL - ANSON (BUD) LINDLEY, WIFE S. PRISCILLA KIMBALL, AND THEIR SON DAVID - Donation by their children, Sylvia Stevens, Ann Dorris, and Janet Sullivan

Individual Donations

  • Paul Martin

 Phyllis Ouellette places one of the window donation signs during the Open House night.

Phyllis Ouellette places one of the window donation signs during the Open House night.

 Canton Historical Society Board Vice President Sam Howes chose one of the windows in the Archives/Museum area for his memorial to his family. 

Canton Historical Society Board Vice President Sam Howes chose one of the windows in the Archives/Museum area for his memorial to his family.