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Canterbury: The First 300 Years

Created by the society in celebration of the town’s tercentenary in 2003, this book is part of the Arcadia Images of America series. It provides glimpses of the people, places, and events that contributed to our town’s rich and sometimes quirky history.

The Canterbury Historical Society’s own Amy E. Orlomoski and A. Constance Sear are the authors. Together, with the collaboration of Bill Kivic and other society members, they sifted through thousands of photographs from the society’s archives and from private collections to put together Canterbury: The First 300 Years. Now in its second printing, this book delights and informs residents and visitors alike.

Green Schoolhouse Stoneware Crock

Exclusive-design pottery jar pictures the one-room Canterbury Green District School, a landmark 19th century building restored by the Canterbury Historical Society.

Using traditional methods, artisans of Grandville Hollow Pottery in central Pennsylvania wheel throw every piece, decorate it by hand, glaze it, and fire it at over 2300 degrees F. Molds and jiggers are not used. The slight variations in shape, size, and color resulting from the handmade process make each jar truly one of a kind. Lead-free, dishwasher and microwave safe, these jars can also be used in a conventional oven provided extreme rapid temperature changes are avoided. Seven inches tall. Holds approximately one quart.

Canterbury Green School Tee

Canterbury-proud tees picture the 19th century one-room Green School, which has been restored over the past few years by a dedicated group of Canterbury Historical Society volunteers. Available in five colors: navy, heather red, purple, dark green, and gray. The heather red shirts are a 50/50 cotton and polyester blend; all other colors are 100% preshrunk cotton.

Thanks to All Who Contributed to the July Red Cross Blood Drive Hosted by the Canterbury Historical Society

ThankkYouPostItIn summer, blood supplies are often low, but the need is not. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

We thank the generous folks who donated blood to help others at our July 13 drive; along with long-time Canterbury Historical Society blood drive chairs, Lynne and Les Pitman; ten additional volunteers who gave their time; and everyone who contributed refreshments or funds for their purchase. We are renowned for the quality of the snacks we serve, including fresh fruit salad, home-baked goods, and pieces of subs. Special kudos to Better Value Supermarket for donating the subs, which are always a hit with the blood donors.

The Red Cross was able to schedule only 21 appointments for us as a result of the drive at St. Augustine Catholic Church just five days earlier. We’ve asked the Red Cross not to schedule another Canterbury drive so close to ours in the future, and they assure us they won’t. As usual, we had several no-shows, but walk-in donors more than compensated. A total of 30 pints were collected. Jeff, our Red Cross contact, gave us high praise for all our promotional signage and our café.