North Canton Heritage Society

The mission of the North Canton Heritage Society is to preserve, protect and share the history and heritage of North Canton, OH. To fulfill this mission they assist community organizations by providing information and artifacts; referrals to inquiries about the area; encourage preservation of historic and architectural resources; protect photographs, documents and artifacts in the Society’s possession; promote public knowledge, interest and appreciation of local history; and serve as an active participant as history is made today.

The organization maintains a small museum and has a small collection of locally themed artifacts and a large collection of photographs and documents of the city of North Canton and the Hoover Company, a worldwide maker of vacuum cleaners, which was founded and headquartered in North Canton. The society has a research library, and gives illustrated talks on area history to schools and groups. It also houses a newly completed timeline exhibit “From Crossroads to City.” The Society holds special events and tours of area homes. It produces books on area history and also produced a video. It partners with other local organizations, including the North Canton Public Library, the North Canton City Schools and the Hoover Historical Center on programs and exhibits.

As the North Canton Heritage Society enters a new phase with its relocation across from the North Canton Public Library, the Society plans to broaden its reach to the citizens of North Canton. They have two traveling exhibits scheduled: “Journey Stories,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council, planned for fall of 2013; and a Civil War documents exhibit, in partnership with the North Canton Public Library, and planned for the fall of 2014.

Visit the North Canton Heritage Society website.