Accessibility Project Proceeds
The Society has so far (June 22, 2012) raised over $73,000 toward its "Open the Door to History" campaign. Plans are being drawn, and bids will soon be solicited for the handicapped-accessible entrance at the Portage Street School (see drawing above). We hope to move this fall if all goes well. BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! Our architect estimates the cost for the renovations will be $115,000. Please consider donating today. Go to our Gift Shop tab, scroll down to the bottom to make a $50 donation on your credit card via Pay Pal. Thank you!
World Trade Center Artifact Acquired
NCHS Director Kathy Fernandez holds the WTC artifact
A small piece of the giant World Trade Center, destroyed in the terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, has come to reside in North Canton.
Last Updated (Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:21)
North Canton Veterans Memorial Bricks Available
Need a holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for person? Want to honor a veteran, or show your own support of veterans?
Think about buying a commemorative brick at the North Canton Veterans Memorial in Bitzer Park.
The public may still purchase bricks, either to honor or memorialize a veteran of any war, or to show their personal support of the project by listing their own name on the brick, which are installed on the patio of the memorial.
Bricks sell for $75 for a 4 by 8 inch three-line brick, and $125 for an 8 by 8 inch six-line brick. Each line is 20 characters long, including any spaces and punctuation. A certificate for gift giving will be supplied upon request.
Work is now completed on new brick walkways and landscaping through the park. Commemorative bricks purchased over this winter will be installed in late spring 2012. Funds raised by the additional brick sales will be used for a perpetual maintenance fund. Over $100,000 has already been spent on the project, with funds obtained from both the public and from local foundations.
Clickhere for a downloadable PDF of the North Canton Veterans Memorial commemorative brick application.
Last Updated (Monday, 05 December 2011 11:25)
We Need Your Help!
Are you interested in area history? The North Canton Heritage Society is looking for volunteers. We need folks that are available weekday mornings to help in our museum with cataloging, displays, research, computer work and more. We’re also looking for a volunteer to be an assistant bookkeeper. If you’re not available during the day, there are opportunities to help with special events or to serve on our board. Help us preserve North Canton’s rich history by calling 330-494-4791 today!