The Society serves the greater North Canton community by:

North Canton Post Office circa

 

Taking the lead in programs and projects emphasizing local community heritage by:educating the youth, preserving the history of North Canton and reaching out into the community. 

Educating the Youth 

  • Visiting local elementary students presenting a slide show and educational activities highlighting North Canton’s history.
  • Maintaining educational displays at the Heritage Society, the North Canton Public Library, and at selected community events.

Preserving the History of North Canton 

  • Interviewing local citizens to share their experiences in order to record and preserve the story of this unique community.
  • Providing photographs and artifacts on loan for special displays and programs.
  • Sharing historic moments and anecdotes in newsletters and articles in the media.
  • Researching and organizing family histories, and assisting members in doing the same.
  • Accessing, interpreting, and preserving artifacts pertinent to our local heritage that have been donated by civic-minded community members.
  • Producing for public distribution a documentary video and a pictorial history book on our rich heritage.

Community Outreach 

  • Publishing our official newsletter, the Patchwork Quilt.
  • Providing photographs and artifacts on loan for special displays and programs.
  • Sharing historic moments and anecdotes in newsletters and articles in the media.
  • Participating in local events such as the Main Street Festival sponsored by the North Canton Chamber of Commerce.

Parade South Main circa 1918

  • Partnering with related organizations such as the North Canton Alumni Association, the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor Coalition, the Hoover Historical Center, as well as state, county, and local historical societies

We offer a variety of opportunities for public support of the Heritage Society. We have various levels of membership by accepting monetary and historical donations, conducting an annual meeting for all members in March, maintaining a gift shop, and by sponsoring special fundraisers such as the Fall Pasta Dinner and the Holiday Home Tour.

Annual NCHS Projects and Community Outreach:

Follow the links to learn more about various NCHS projects and programs.