The David Tilden House
at Pequitside Farm

 

Theophilus Lyon's Colonial Shoppe

Browse our Shoppe for items of local historic interest. Many of these items are available at our events. Soon you will be able to purchase items on-line. All proceeds from the sale of these items help fund the preservation of the Tilden House.

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or Call 781.828.6957 to order by phone.

Our titles are available at:
The Canton Historical Society

Historic Homes of Canton
Canton Center - Volume II
Friends History Series
New for 2006 Now Available

Softcover: $28.95
Hardcover: $39.95
This book edited by Patricia Johnson is the definitive history of the families and businesses that grace Canton Center. The second in a series of publications, this book is full of previously unpublished photos, maps and illustrations. Building on the research of the Canton Historical Commission, Johnson has captured the historical essence of the early downtown and tracks the architecture and people of Washington Street.

Historic Homes of Canton
Canton Corner - Volume I
Friends History Series
Now Available

Softcover: $23.95
Hardcover: $36.95
This book edited by Patricia Johnson is the definitive history of the families and homes that grace Canton Corner. The first in a series of publications, this book is full of previously unpublished photos, maps and illustrations. Building on the research of the Canton Historical Commission, Johnson has created a resource that will be cherished for many

History of Canton Junction
Edward Galvin
Extremly Limited Amount Available

Softcover: $30.00

The History of Canton Junction is the story of the railroad in Canton from the early 1830's to the late 1980's. During these early years, the railroad was the town's link to distant markets and sources of raw materials and was a major factor in the growth and economy of the town. At a time when horse-and-buggy travel severely restricted the distance one could travel comfortably, the railroad allowed Canton's citizens to easily travel to Boston, and to the entire southeastern area of Massachusetts. As the automobile gained popularity, though, the love affair with the railroad was downgraded to that of a nuisance, something that blocked local roads and occasionally killed or maimed people who strayed onto the tracks. Once grand railway stations were abandoned and demolished due to lack of patronage. The demand of commuter rail service over the last 20 years has rekindled interest in the railroad and another cycle of the railroad's history in Canton has emerged.

Canton Comes of Age
1797-1997
Limited Edition

Hardcover: $40.00

This hard cover special limited numbered edition is a reprint of the History of Canton published in 1997. This volume is numbered and is guaranteed to be limited to 259 copies. This volume contains an exclusive index to the people, places and events of historic Canton. Every home should own this fascinating history.

Historic reprints of maps, photographs and images of Canton's past.

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