Canterbury Historical Society

Applications Open for Canterbury Old Home Day 2024

Applications Open for Canterbury Old Home Day 2024

Another new year has rolled around which means the planning for another Old Home Day has begun! Applications are currently being accepted by the Planning Committee for Old Home Day which will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2024 from 11 am to 4 pm on the town...

Canterbury Old Home Day Returns on September 30th!

Canterbury Old Home Day Returns on September 30th!

Canterbury’s favorite fall festival - Old Home Day - will be returning to the Canterbury Green after several years hiatus and we’ve got a long list of vendors and exhibitors who will be joining us on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 3 pm. With over 50...

Announcing Canterbury’s 1st Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest!

Announcing Canterbury’s 1st Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest!

As part of this year’s Canterbury Old Home Day, to be held on Saturday, September 30th, we’ll be hosting our very first Scarecrow Decorating Contest! Open to individuals, families, schools, organizations, and businesses, there will be prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd...

Canterbury Old Home Day 2023 Still Seeking Participants

Canterbury Old Home Day 2023 Still Seeking Participants

It won’t be long before Canterbury’s Old Home Day will be returning to the Town Green (aka the front lawn of the First Congregational Church) on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 3 pm and there are still openings for those who would like to participate as a...

Canterbury Old Home Day Returns on September 30th!

Applications Now Being Accepted for Canterbury’s Old Home Day 2023

The Canterbury Historical Society is currently taking applications for exhibitors and vendors for Old Home Day which will be held on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm on the town Green. If you'd like to be a part of this fall favorite, please download,...

CHS Marks the Passing of a Longtime Canterbury Resident and Friend

CHS Marks the Passing of a Longtime Canterbury Resident and Friend

Valentine Galasyn, a longtime Canterbury resident and beloved friend of the Canterbury Historical Society, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022. Val was married to Aili (Hakkila) Galasyn, a lifetime member of the CHS, for 67 years and was a decorated war veteran...

No Old Home Day in 2021

No Old Home Day in 2021

For the second year running, the Canterbury Historical Society has found it impossible to pull off fall’s Old Home Day celebration on the Canterbury green because of COVID’s uncertainties.

No Canterbury Old Home Day in 2020

No Canterbury Old Home Day in 2020

We have come to the decision to cancel this year's annual Canterbury Old Home Day fall celebration, as it requires extensive planning that should have already begun but has been stymied by a lack of volunteers to work on the planning committee—which couldn't meet...

Canterbury Historical Society Annual Membership Dues are Due Now

Canterbury Historical Society Annual Membership Dues are Due Now

Dues for annual members of the Canterbury Historical Society are payable each January. We hope you will renew—or join for the first time— now. Although our monthly meetings and history-themed programs are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome, only...