2014 Calendars are Here!
North Canton – The North Canton Heritage Society has published its 2014 photographic calendar, with thirteen historic images of North Canton. The photographs are all part of the Society’s extensive photo collection. This year’s calendar is the fourth in the series published by the Society and the proceeds from sales serve as the Society’s primary fundraiser.
This year’s calendar is bigger than ever before – 13 ½ x 19”. The cover image shows masons building the iconic Hoover Company smokestack at the company’s powerhouse, a landmark that still dominates the city’s skyline. Other images include two from NoCaHi, the 1929 North Canton High School (later the Middle School), recently demolished, vintage cars, the city Square in the 1950s, and the original Zion Church on Pittsburg Rd. The present congregations of both Zion United Church of Christ and Zion Lutheran Church shared this structure until the 1880s, and both groups celebrate their 200th anniversaries in 2014.
The calendars, printed on heavy stock and spiral bound, sell for $15, and are available at the Society’s new location at 185 Ream Ave. NW, across from the rear of the North Canton Public Library. They are also available online via PayPal at www.northcantonheritage.org/giftshop with an additional $5 postage. Quantity discounts for orders over twelve copies are available.
The North Canton Heritage Society, founded in 1972, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Call 330-494-4791.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, “Journey Stories,” now on display at the North Canton Heritage Society through October 31, is all about how we as Americans came to this country and how we’ve moved about it, by ship, covered wagon, railroad or jet airplane. It’s about who was drawn to this melting pot of a nation, where they came from and why they came here.
Because citizenship is such a great part of this exhibition, the North Canton Heritage Society has invited the Stark County Probate Court to hold its monthly United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony here on Friday, October 11 at 11 a.m.
These newly enfranchised citizens will take their oath of citizenship in front of the exhibit that celebrates our diversity and our many countries of origin. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione will give the oath.
The ceremony is open to the public.
Journey Stories Genealogy Workshop
A workshop, “Genealogy for Beginners” will be held at the North Canton Public Library in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibition Journey Stories. The event will be held at the library Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Stephanie Houck, a genealogy librarian at Stark County District Library will be instructing the class.
Journey Stories Brochure
Click here for a downloadable PDF of the Journey Stories brochure listing all of the
events surrounding this Smithsonian exhibition, here 9/23 through 10/31.
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Open House & Ribbon Cutting
The new home of the North Canton Heritage Society was officially dedicated on Saturday, August 17.
Pictured are (left) Director Kathy Fernandez, President Dave McDaniel, Larry Hoover, Chair of the
Hoover Foundation, and North Canton Mayor David Held.
Museum Open House & Dedication
To make it easy for everyone to get a first glimpse of our new museum facility, we have planned our
Open House during the Main Street Festival, the weekend of August 17 & 18, from 1 until 4 p.m.
each day. A short ceremony and ribbon cutting will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday. We will have
our usual booth on Main Street as well, so we hope you’ll travel the short distance to Ream Ave.
to see our new location while you’re in the area. Refreshments will be served.
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