Welcome to the Canton Area Heritage Center Website

The Canton Area Heritage Center is a new initiative that is working toward the founding of a history and cultural museum for the greater Canton area with mission to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Canton area’s history, culture, and industry.

To accomplish this mission, the Canton Heritage Center will collect, preserve, research, interpret and exhibit the history and artifacts of Canton, Illinois. The center board of directors will operate the heritage center, including a library of historical documents and photographs, and a museum store, at minimum.