The Canton Public Library and the Canton Historical Society have made digital images available of lots of treasures from Canton’s past. The Crane’s Guards Flag (c. 1823) above left and the sketched image above right are just two examples.
On October 21st, 2017 Veterans and their loved ones gathered at The Canton Public Library to have their keepsake photographs and items scanned for presentation here and archiving at Digital Commonwealth.
This digital repository hosted by the Canton Public Library is for the collection and preservation of the written experience and photos/video/audio contributed by the Canton community as we respond to the impact on our daily lives of the global pandemic brought on by the highly contagious virus COVID-19. Efforts were made to solicit input across varying age groups utilizing communication through the Canton Public Library, the Canton Public School system, the COA, town departments, The Canton Citizen newspaper and other avenues of outreach. The Canton Public Library reserves the right to edit for clarity and brevity before digital publication.
Digital Commonwealth provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.