North Canton Heritage Society

North Canton Heritage Society The North Canton Heritage Society is a nonprofit corporation organized in 1972. We serve our community by preserving, protecting, and sharing the history and heritage of North Canton.
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You can find out both what's happening and what has happened in North Canton history, events, items for sale and news about our organization. You'll see vintage photos of North Canton's past as well.

Mission: The mission of The North Canton Heritage Society is to preserve, protect, and share the history and heritage of North Canton, Ohio.

Happy Independence Day!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Reminder - we are here for shirt pickups today 11:30-2:30. Just come on in!
06/23/2020

Reminder - we are here for shirt pickups today 11:30-2:30. Just come on in!

06/17/2020

Don’t forget to pick up your shirts! We’re here until 7:00 tonight! 185 Ream St NW

06/10/2020
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06/10/2020

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06/02/2020

Thank you so much to all who ordered shirts. We are so grateful for your support!🥰We will be sending out pick-up information as soon as we know when the shirts will be completed.

North Canton Heritage Society's cover photo
06/02/2020

North Canton Heritage Society's cover photo

We honor them by remembering them. Happy Memorial Day!
05/25/2020

We honor them by remembering them.
Happy Memorial Day!

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05/19/2020

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Need a little inspiration to get active? Try a Victorian workout!https://www.ohiohistory.org/getattachment/learn/educati...
05/15/2020

Need a little inspiration to get active? Try a Victorian workout!

https://www.ohiohistory.org/getattachment/learn/education-and-outreach/learn-at-home/adult-learners/Victorian-Calisthenics-program.pdf

Happy Mother’s Day!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy May Day!🌷🌷🌷
05/01/2020

Happy May Day!🌷🌷🌷

With ancient roots in Europe, May Day, traditionally observed May 1, is a festival that celebrates the return of spring. Maypoles were often decorated with garlands of greenery and flowers, and dancers wove ribbons into complex patterns while performing the ceremonial maypole dance, as seen in this photograph of women at Defiance College in 1920, courtesy of the Defiance Public Library via Ohio Memory.

http://ow.ly/dRmp50ztoxf

05/01/2020
05/01/2020
North Canton Heritage Society's cover photo
05/01/2020

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Since we are all enjoying the comforts of our own homes right now, why not use this time to reach out to a friend or fam...
04/14/2020

Since we are all enjoying the comforts of our own homes right now, why not use this time to reach out to a friend or family member? Here is a helpful link with ideas on how to conduct an oral history. This is a great activity for any age and helps to preserve the history that only the people who lived it can share.

https://www.ohiohistory.org/OHC/media/OHC-Media/Learn/Education%20Blog/Oral-History-Lesson.pdf

The North Canton Heritage Society would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!
04/12/2020

The North Canton Heritage Society would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!

Did you know...Oberlin College (right here in Ohio) was the first in the nation to admit female students!
04/09/2020

Did you know...Oberlin College (right here in Ohio) was the first in the nation to admit female students!

Ohio’s own Oberlin College was the first in the nation to admit women as students. Several of the nation’s future suffrage leaders attended Oberlin, including Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown, founders of the American Woman Suffrage Association.

In 1847, Lucy Stone was invited to write a commencement speech for her graduating class. The speech would be read by a man, since it was considered unseemingly for her to speak in public. She refused to write the speech. After graduating, she enjoyed a successful career in public speaking.
Learn more about women like Stone who opened the doors to education in this month’s edition of our suffrage centennial blog series: http://ow.ly/lR8w50z71Xr

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04/07/2020

North Canton Heritage Society's cover photo

04/01/2020
Historic Zoar Village

Since many of us are at home these days, you can "visit" these local museums every morning this week! Then start that list of all the places you will actually visit once it is safe to be social!

Welcome to the Zoar Bakery! Come inside and let our beloved volunteer Bev Crank show you how baking was done during the 1800's. You will almost be able to smell the bread baking We're bringing Zoar to you! Historic Zoar Village is creating on-line content for you in collaboration with other local museums. If you are interested in the history of the village, come join us! Visit our website www.historiczoarvillage.com for membership and volunteer opportunities.

At 10:00 A.M. each day the following museums will have virtual tours of their programs and facilities:

Monday - Dennison Railroad Depot Musuem
Tuesday - Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens Museum
Wednesday - Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
Thursday - Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Friday - Age of Steam Round House Museum.

See you next week!

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03/17/2020

North Canton Heritage Society's cover photo

So grateful to the Walsh MET (Museum Engagement Team) for their hard work updating our exhibit! Thanks so much girls!
03/17/2020

So grateful to the Walsh MET (Museum Engagement Team) for their hard work updating our exhibit! Thanks so much girls!

Check out our latest podcast, featuring our Vice President Doug Wechter and the Century Plaque program!
03/11/2020
Doug Wechter and the Century Plaque Program

Check out our latest podcast, featuring our Vice President Doug Wechter and the Century Plaque program!

In this episode, we chat with Doug Wechter, board member, NCHS VP, and creator of the Century Plaque program. We'll hear what kickstarted his doing this and what houses were chosen!

Address

185 Ream Street NW
North Canton, OH
44720

General information

Membership is open to anyone, and we particularly encourage all current and former citizens of the North Canton area to join our organization, give us input, and support our activities. http://www.northcantonheritage.org/membership.html

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Our Story

Founded in 1972, NCHS serves as a repository of community history.

The organization maintains a small museum in the original basement of the Portage Street School built in 1881. Our collection consist of 4,000 artifacts, mostly of historic photos, which documents the history of the City of North Canton. NCHS has a re

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Come get some merch!
Hi, hoping someone there can answer the question, of where W.Maple Field was located,please ? I asked a former resident if he remembered it, and he responded to me ,it was across from Price Park. There are others who feel that it couldn't have been, so I figure the North Canton Heritage Society is best place to get the final answer. Thank you
Thank you Natalie for helping Daisy Troop 60288 earn their Good Neighbor badge!
This is a picture of my mom's class at either Gibbs or Woodland Avenue school. Or maybe Whittier/State Street School in Massillon. I'm thinking the side of Woodland Avenue. Do you have any pictures of the schools that would narrow it down. On the Canton page some people have ruled out each. The picture is her 4th grade class and she has 9 years old, but either might be off.
Hello, who do I contact regarding a donation of a wonderful painting of North Canton history to your society ? My parents owned The Pepper Tree on North Main for 15 years and I have a beautiful painting of the store by local Artist Tom Franta that my sisters and I would like to donate in honor of my parents.
I tried to recreate this photo for you. I had my smaller drone which has a wide angle lens. I did not want to get too close to the building and I wanted to stay over the empty part of the parking lot. If I used my other drone with a larger camera/lens I could get a little closer but I still would not be able to get high enough. I will try to get a better one for you from an airplane soon! Keep these old aerials coming, love them!