Canton Public Library
The Canton Public Library supports local history through the collection and preservation of historic and governmental records. The Edward Bolster Local History Room houses a superb collection of archival material and a dedicated space to study. 

A few of the resources available include: 
  • A full collection of local newspapers (1880s - present) on microfilm
  • Annual town reports
  • Historic photographs
In addition the library develops and supports the Canton History Wiki - a superbly curated resource for local Canton History. 

Contact the reference department for additional details at 781-821-5027

Canton Historical Society
Affectionately known as "The Histy" the Canton Historical Society was founded over 100 years ago and is a wonderful resource for local history, genealogy, and our earliest municipal and church records. Located at 1400 Washington Street, the Historical Society is open one day a month and by appointment.  The Society is a private non-profit that is supported through memberships. A vibrant community of local historians promote Canton through events, tours, and publications. 

A few of the resources available include:
  • Programs & Tours
  • Ever changing exhibits
  • Curatorial members to assist with local history and genealogical research
  • Speaking events
  • An extensive photo and document collection of over 25,000 catalogued items
Contact a curator for additional details via email.

Friends of the Little Red House, Inc. 
The Friends of the Little Red House, Inc. (FOLRH) was founded in the early 1970s to protect and preserve the publicly owned David Tilden House - constructed in 1725. Presently the house is being preserved under a significant grant from the people of Canton and the Community Preservation Act. 

Friends of the Little Red House Website.