Portrait of Augustus Hemenway

Canton Local History Blog

Patty Ryburn, Local History Librarian at the Canton Public Library, will periodically share her research into town history, library history and genealogy.  Feel free to email her any questions you may have at caill@ocln.org!

Mar 04

Crane's Guards

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 1:19 PM by Patty Ryburn

The Canton Public Library is pleased to offer for public viewing a local treasure on loan from the Canton Historical Society.

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Mar 04

Thomas Hewes Hinckley (1813 - 1896)

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 1:13 PM by Patty Ryburn

Born in Milton, MA in 1813, Thomas Hewes HInckley spent his long life immortalizing the inhabitants both domesticated and wild in and around the fields, pastures and grazing lands of Milton and Canton from his backyard which featured the Blue Hills.

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Mar 04

Joseph Henry Hatfield (1863 - 1928)

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 1:09 PM by Patty Ryburn

Joseph Henry Hatfield holds the curious distinction of being credited as much for his manufacture of paints, as for his richly creative use of them.

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