Canton Artists' Guild: Town of Canton Bicentennial Commemorative Book Signing

Friday, September 01, 2006

Town of Canton Bicentennial Commemorative Book Signing

After more than two years of preparation, Canton, Connecticut 1806-2006 - The Bicentennial Commemorative Book will have its debut at a reception at the Gallery on The Green on Saturday, September 9, from 6-9 PM.

The book recounts Canton's history, captures the town as it exists in 2006, and traces the events of the bicentennial year. Chapters are composed by local authors, including Dr. Larry Carlton, Tim LeGeyt, David Leff, Arthur Sweeton, Kathleen Woolam, Jay Kaplan, Cynthia Griggs, Roger Clarke, Richard Swibold, and editor Jane Ducharme Hoben. The hardbound, full-color book is richly illustrated with historical and current photographs, artwork, and graphics, all of which represent the generous contributions of many town residents and families. The appendix includes historical lists of the town's representatives, selectmen, town clerks, and judges of probate, as well as Canton;'s current-day organizations, churches, and cemeteries. "Canton by the Numbers" presents a numerical portrait of the town.

The reception on September 9 is sponsored by The Simsbury Bank, The First National Bank of Litchfield, The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, and will feature the cuisine of The Flatbread Company and the spirits of Bahre's Wines & Spirits.

At the reception, the book will be available to those who have already purchased it and will be on sale for $25. After the debut reception, the book may be purchased at Canton Public Library, Canton Town Hall, and Nutmeg Pak'n'Ship.

- Jane Hoben
Public Relations
Canton Public Library


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