President's Welcome

Membership in the Canaan Farmers Hall is open to all without restriction, whether living in town or not.  Our goal is to have every citizen in Canaan become a member.  Yes, that means every one of you.  

We are expanding programming to do more and more for kids like the planetarium show and art demos for kids during Maine Craft Weekend.  We have a new Mug Up program for seniors run by Mary Stuart. We’re looking for new programs and people to run them, so if you have a great idea, come share it with us and we’ll try to make it happen.

If you haven’t been in the hall for a while, you need to check out our new handicapped lift, and our upstairs deck (sometimes called a fire escape!)  We continue to make improvements to the hall and to programming.  Please, come join us!


Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Perelka, President

and the entire Board of

Canaan Farmers Hall

In 1898, the residents of Canaan, Maine built the historic building on Main Street known to all as the Canaan Grange Hall. For more than a century the building has been a community asset. The residents of Canaan today are grateful for the hard work and sense of community that the Canaan Grange Hall represents.


In 2011, a local non-profit group named Canaan Farmers Hall was formed. This group's goal was to acquire, renovate and update the former Canaan Grange Hall for the benefit of the greater Canaan Community.


Through fundraising and an active membership campaign the Canaan Farmers Hall non-profit was able to purchase the building from the Maine State Grange in August of 2012.


We envision the Canaan Farmers Hall to be a central gathering place in the community for programs and events that promote public and civic pride. We envision programs that further the community's education, recreation, economy, agricultural history, and municipal well-being. To date the hall has been used for weddings and receptions, contra dances, art shows, musical performances, stage shows, quilt shows, Sunday dinners, lectures, meetings, children's events, and storytelling.


This website is the main information portal for the activities and fundraising events taking place at the hall. In addition, it contains information regarding how to reserve and rent the hall for individual, family, club, and organizational activities. We have incorporated a community-wide events calendar to increase awareness of the town office, fire department, public library, health center, historical society, and Lake George Regional Park.


Membership in the Canaan Farmers Hall is open to everyone without restriction, whether you live in town or not. By becoming a member, you show your support for one of Canaan's important community landmarks and help with its upkeep and future renovation. When an individual donates a hundred dollars toward this goal, the donor's name, or the name of a loved one, is inscribed on a memorial plaque. The plaque is displayed in a wall frame designed and crafted by Jim Stedman. Please become a member and help us keep this historic building an active part of our community.

Meet the rest of Our Board

Mary Stuart


Retired teacher

Canaan, Maine​

Sam Sanborn


Retired Office Manager

Canaan, Maine

Scott Price


Office Manager

Canaan, Maine

Michael Holt


Hay Farmer & Retired Dairy Farmer

Canaan, Maine

Randy Grant


Retired Paper Maker

Canaan, Maine

Rosey Caporale


Retired Nurse

Canaan, Maine

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Mike Perkins



Canaan, Maine

Directors emeritus

Louise Townsend

Stanley Ames

Perch Walker

Bill Townsend   ---   Debby Noonan

Our Current Members: 2021-2022

Louise Alley

Pat Ames

Stanley Ames

Bette Anterra

Maili Bailey

Fred Beck

Patricia Beck

Jason Bellner

Beatrice Borden

Earl Boyd

Linda Boyd

John Bragg

Patricia Bragg

Andrew Brewer

Joanne Brewer

Andra Burrill

David Burrill

Ron Butler

Diane Caffyn

Tom Caffyn

David Calder

Rosey Caporale

Carleen Carlson

JC Carlson

Marjorie Carter

Lisa Caswell

Nancy Chandler

Bob Conkling

Donna Conkling

Maureen Delahanty

Joe Dembeck


Carol Demo

Mike Demo

Ed DeRaps

Penny DeRaps

Jennifer Dionne

Steve Dionne

Ron Dorman

Araminta Dorman

Pam Drake

Desiree DuBois

Matt DuBois

Michael DuBois

Orrin Fitzgerald

Lisa Fitzgerald

Shelley Fitzgerald

Wyatt Fitzgerald

Carol Gerald

Gail Gibson

Jack Gibson

Beverly Goodridge

Frank Goodridge

Randy Grant

Traci Grant

Alan Haberstock

Kathleen Haberstock

Christine Haiss

Henry Haiss

Gloria Harriman

Dave Hart

Galen Hart

Norm Hart

Susan Hart

Craig Heavey

Susan Hellewell

Anne Herrin

Jim Herrin

Raejean Herrin

Robert Herrin

Ron Herrin

Pam Hitchcock

Edward Hollis

Seth Hollis

Betsy Holt

Mike Holt

Patricia Horine

Samuel Horine

Michael Hunt

Natalie Jones

Barbara Joseph

Heather Kerner

Eric Lahti

Sue Lahti

Amber Lambke

Mike Lambke

Carole Laplante

Tom Laplante

Gail Lipfert

Margaret Mahoney

Elaine Malkin

Nancy Mills

S. Peter Mills

Karen Neves

Bob O’Donnell

Leah O’Donnell

Mary O'Donnell

Maureen Olson

William Olson

Jane Orberton

Bob Perelka

Kathy Perelka

Cheryl Pooler

Joel Pooler

Scott Price

Marilyn Renfrew

Roger Renfrew

Lorraine Roberts

Margi Ruell

Steve Ruell

Liza Russell

Goldie Salisbury

Alan Sanborn

Phoebe Sanborn

Sam Sanborn

Serena Sanborn

Louise Savoy

Matt Sayce

Barbara Scott

Bruce Scott

Ron Sharkey

Sonya Sharkey


Rachel Shaw

William Shaw

Jeanne Shay

Warren Shay

Billie Sherman

Andy Sims

Ginny Smith

Allan Soll

Candi Soll

Matt Stanford

Jacqueline Stedman

Jim Stedman

Kari Steinnes

Knut Steinnes

Mary Stuart

Barbara Sullivan

Becky Sumner

Walter Sumner

Rich Tory

Louise Townsend

Trudy Tuttle Hart

James Tuttle

Emile Van Eeghen

Chris Walker

Perch Walker

Tom Ward

Melinda Wilson

Barney Wright

Bridget Wright

Business  Sponsors

Animal Medical Clinic

Canaan Superette

Central Maine Septic

R L Franck Plumbing & Heating

Holland's Variety Drug

The Brick House Kitchen

Ken's Family Restaurant

Lynch Landscaping

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

The Miller's Table at Maine Grains

NewGen Power Line Construction

N44* Farmstead

Oak Pond Brewery

Red Roof Relics

Whittemore & Sons