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Canaan Historical Society


The Canaan Historical Society began in 2007 with a small group of people who wanted to share and preserve our town’s history. Canaan has more than 200 years of family histories and town memories. Family homes and businesses, as well as the town’s public buildings, help to tell the story our past. It is our hope that much of this information can be saved for future generations. One of the easiest ways of sharing material is via the Internet, and we want to make as much material and knowledge about Canaan free and available to anyone who can access a computer.
With this in mind, we created a web site Canaan Historical Society, with photos, articles, and other materials contributed by Historical Society members. We are always looking for new information to add to the website, so if you have old pictures, newspaper articles, obituaries, family genealogical information, or anything else of historical significance to Canaan that that you would like to add to the web site, we welcome your contribution. Contact us at to find out how to submit information.