Library exhibit presents ‘Images of Historic Canton’

More than 40 historic photographs of Canton will be on display at Canton library from July 9 through Aug. 31, and reception of the exhibit will be held at the library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9.

The “Images of Historic Canton” exhibition, which features black and white photographs from the 1890s through the 1950s, celebrates schools, churches, industry, culture and the people of Canton. From early images of the Champion paper mill to group photos of state and national champion sports teams to landmark buildings associated with Canton, this exhibit represents months of research and sorting through thousands of old photographs at the Canton Historical Museum.

This exhibit is part of an on-going program known as the Haywood Snapshot Project, an outreach effort of the Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society.

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