The final event of the year Canfield’s Jerry Dixey: A Hot Rod Life will be on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at the Bond House. Dixey, a native of Canfield, has been leading the Street Rodder Road Tour across the United States for over twenty years. A life-long car enthusiast, Dixey has been honored by National Street Rod Association and writes for Hot Rod magazine. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Annual membership dues to the society are just $30 for singles, $50 for families. Please join us to help preserve Canfield's history for future generations. Checks made out to Canfield Historical Society can be sent to PO Box 3, Canfield, OH 44406.
Gifts of $100 or more can be paid to the Youngstown Foundation, either on their website or by mail. The Youngstown Foundation then sends your donation - with an added 10% - to the Canfield Historical Society.
More information is available on this link: Youngstown Foundation Support Fund
Please note, if you pay by credit card, the Youngstown Foundation does not subtract any credit card fees. Your entire donation is given to the Canfield Historical Society.
On Saturday, October 26, the society will host a cemetery walk of the Canfield Village Cemetery. The cemetery was formed in 1810 on property given to “the inhabitants of Canfield” by Elijah Wadsworth and his wife, Rhoda, specifically for the purpose of burying residents. The cemetery, enlarged over the years, continues to serve that purpose today.
This is the first year for this event which will highlight prominent Canfield citizens. From original land owners who settled the village in 1798 to celebrated businessmen who founded enterprises that continued past the century mark, people’s stories will come alive. Veterans of The Revolutionary War, Civil War and World War I will also be featured. Familiar family names, such as Neff, Chidester, Barnes and Manchester, will be showcased. The walk will begin at 2:00 and is free and open to the public. Walkers should park on the east side of the cemetery and meet at the mausoleum.
Canfield History Walk: A Step Back in Time is a fundraising event for the non-profit Canfield Historical Society. The History Walk will guide visitors through Canfield's past, from early pioneer days to the early 20th Century. Local volunteers will portray historical persons and events. All new presentations for this year include portrayals of Mrs. Yeager's WW11 Victory Kitchen, the Cholera outbreak, Col. J.M. Nash, The Onion Society, and more, for a total of 9 skits! Of course, everyone's favorite, the portrayal of the 1920's Farmers National Bank robbery will be included. All will enable young and old to learn more about local history, and foster a love of community.
The event will take place two Saturdays, September 21 and September 28, 2019. Three tours are available on the 21st-4:30, 5:15 and 5:45 rain or shine. The September 28 program will be a sit down event indoors for those who are unable or choose not to do the walking program. Tickets for the Canfield History Walk: A Step Back in Time are $10 per person. Also available is a special Walk/Dinner package for $25per person that includes dinner at Piccadilly Parlor.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone from the Society will return your call.
This landmark on the Green in Canfield has been preserved in the same condition as when Ralph Fowler closed the door for the last time. Mr. Fowler donated the building and contents to the Society and we have worked to be good stewards of the property. Tours are available by appointment.
Membership to the Society is just $30 for an individual, $50 for a family. Memberships help sustain the Society and the work we do in cataloguing and documenting Canfield history. Volunteers are busy scanning every edition of the Mahoning Dispatch, the Society pays for online hosting, allowing everyone access to past issues of this early, local paper.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.