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!

Jul 10

Charles Peter DeMetropoulos (1912 - 1976)

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 4:53 PM by Patty Ryburn

The textile mill city of Lowell, MA was the birthplace of artist Charles Peter Demetropoulos and the Whistler House Museum of Art located there--named for well-known American painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler of an earlier era--houses several pieces of Demetropoulos’ work.

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Jun 13

HYUN BO YOO (1946 - 2010)

Posted on June 13, 2020 at 12:04 PM by Patty Ryburn

In the Periodicals Reading Room located to the left of “the dome” as you face the Canton Public Library from outside, hangs an original oil painting by artist Hyun Bo Yoo.  Purchased c.1983, this large landscape over the fireplace depicts a field with wetlands and a variety of colorful plant life surrounding the small figure of a woman and two children at play, along the right hand side of the canvas.

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May 21

Chicataubet, Sachem of the Massachusett tribe

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM by Patty Ryburn

Four hundred years ago this year when the first of the European settlers were recorded as having arrived on Massachusetts’ shores at currently-named Plymouth, the sachem or Indian chief of the Neponset band of the Massachuset tribe of natives, which were settled mostly around Massachusetts Bay, was Chicataubet.

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