The historical society will screen a film on the history of Canton

To coincide with its town’s 201st anniversary, the Canton Historical Society plans to present the first public screening of the film “Canton, Maine: A Small Town with a Rich History.”

The screening will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 in the society building at 25 Turner St.

Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The place is handicapped accessible.

The film, which documents the first 200 years of Canton’s history, was produced by the company to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the city’s incorporation in 2021, according to a press release from the company.

Attendees at the screening will be able to meet other history buffs and participate in a discussion about the film moderated by members of the CHS Collections Committee.

Food available for purchase will include sodas, freshly popped popcorn, hot dogs, and candy. A 50/50 raffle will be held as a fundraiser. The museum will be open and an exhibition of the events of the bicentenary of last year will be presented. The Country Store will also be open, where shoppers will find items for sale like DVDs of the screened film, on sale for $10.

The society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating Canton’s heritage and history.

For more information send an e-mail [email protected]or visit or the company’s Facebook page.

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