Save the Date for the Return of Canterbury’s Popular Old Home Day Event!

For those wondering if it was ever coming back, we are pleased to announce the return of Old Home Day which is set to be held Saturday, September 30th on the town green – aka the lawn of the First Congregational Church. For those who have missed it, we look forward to welcoming you back and for those who have never heard of it, we hope you’ll join us for this fun, free fall event that features crafters, vendors, period displays, cute animals, live music, delicious food, tours of our historic one-room schoolhouse and more!

For more information including how to be a participant or how to help out by serving on the Old Home Day committee -and trust us, we can use all the help we can get! – be sure to check our Facebook page or drop us a line through our Contact page here!

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

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

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

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...