Receives award for video and schedules Wassail Party
This past October 27th, members of the Canaan Historical Society attended the annual League of Local Historical Societies and Museums convention in Woodstock, VT. There, we were presented with an Award of Merit in the Publications Category for our video "We Remember, Growing Up in the Canaan Area". Alec Biron, the videographer and editor of the project joined us for the presentation. The award included a special citation for Diana Rancourt, who was indispensable coordinating the scheduling of interviews, contacting the editor, and pushing the final product to the finish. Following the awards ceremony, we attended informational sessions that discussed a number of topics of interest to small societies like ours. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and how small historical organizations can best utilize them, was one such session. A second session, about using LIDAR (radar that penetrates the trees to focus on the land formations) to find abandoned or forgotten homesteads by their cellar holes or foundations was also informational.
The Canaan Historical Society has scheduled our annual Wassail Party for December 21 at 4:00 P.M. at the Alice Ward Library. The public is invited to mingle and enjoy some snacks and Virginia's mulled cider. Hope to see you there.
VIDEOS FOR SALE
Videos and be purchased at the Canaan Historical Society and April's Maple,
The Museum is located on the second floor of the Alice Ward Memorial Library at 27 Park Street in Canaan. The Greek Revival building was constructed in 1846. Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month.
Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for guided tours to walk through time.
Monday - Thursday, noon - 5:00 pm
Friday, noon to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mission Statement The purpose of the Canaan Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit whatever explains and illustrates the heritage of The Town of Canaan
People in Canaan take pride in thier independent nature and "can do" attitude. There are several activities during the year, including the Old Home Day and Sugar on Snow Social, softball tournaments and the Moose Festival that brings a crowd of around 4,000 people to the town for the weekend. The Historical Society Museum is near by and the members participate.
The web site has been produced by the Historical Society members and the contents are owned by the Society.