Famed logger and river driver from Canaan who was known as the best dam builder in the North Country. Walking boss for George Van Dyke and the Connecticut River Lumber Company. Chosen to be the boss of the "rear crew" on the last long-log drive down the Connecticut in 1915.
Canaan, Vermont Historical Society
Canaan Historical Society
The Museum is located on the second floor of the Alice Ward Memorial Library at 27 Park Street in Canaan. The Greek Revival building was constructed in 1846. Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month.
Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for guided tours to walk through time.
Monday - Thursday, noon - 5:00 pm
Friday, noon to 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mission Statement The purpose of the Canaan Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit whatever explains and illustrates the heritage of The Town of Canaan
People in Canaan take pride in thier independent nature and "can do" attitude. There are several activities during the year, including the Old Home Day and Sugar on Snow Social, softball tournaments and the Moose Festival that brings a crowd of around 4,000 people to the town for the weekend. The Historical Society Museum is near by and the members participate.
The web site has been produced by the Historical Society members and the contents are owned by the Society.