The Heritage Society has moved to its new location at 185 Ream St. NW. Here is a scene from the move,
which took place on April 30. We're working hard to put the museum "back together" so come and
see us soon. A very large "thank you to Two Men and A Truck who donated their services to our move.
We're now open our regular hours, weekdays from 9 until noon.
We moved our storage collection on June 1 with ten very energetic
volunteers. We hope to have some new exhibits on display soon.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:36)
"The Big Move" Scheduled
The Heritage Society's long-anticipated move to the Portage St. School will take place on Tuesday, April 30. We thank "Two Men and a Truck" moving company of Akron for their generosity in providing this transportation free of charge. We will be closed that entire week and will open again in the new location (185 Ream St. NW, across from the rear entrance of the North Canton Public Library) on Monday, May 6.
We anticipate having an open house sometime in early summer. Watch this space and local media for more information.
2013 Annual Meeting
It’s the 95th anniversary of the town of North Canton in 2013. The town, founded as New Berlin in 1831, has now existed more years with its second name than its first.
As you may know, the town’s name was changed from New Berlin in 1918, due to the anti-German sentiment after the U. S. entered World War I in April 1917.
How this all came about will be the subject of the speaker at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Dr. Christopher Post, Assistant Professor of Geography at Kent State University Stark Campus, will talk about how the name change came about, the subject of his recent journal article. Much of the research for the paper was done here at the Heritage Society.
Attendees will also learn about the Society’s accomplishments this year and elect new board members. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
The 2013 Annual Meeting will be your chance to say goodbye to the Charlotte Building,our home since 1999. We hope to be able to offer the opportunity to tour the new rooms at the Portage Street School after the meeting.
New Entrance Readied
Here's a photo of our new entrance to our new museum at the Portage St. School. It's just off Ream St., across from the back of the North Canton Public Library. No date has yet been set for the actual move, but we hope it might be in late March
Construction started at Portage St.
Construction has now started on our new museum at the Portage Street School! Here a workman tears out a door frame to the main school building that will eventually be blocked off. Construction is slated to take six weeks to two months. Depending on the pace of the renovations, the Society will probably be moving after the first of the year.
Last Updated (Friday, 09 November 2012 11:27)
Flying the Flag
On Labor Day 2012, the Society flew the U. S. flag proudly next to its new sign (an Eagle Scout project of local teen Brian Paulus). The flags, posted each patriotic holiday, are part of a North Canton Rotary Club project.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 September 2012 10:04)