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The Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society’s mission statement includes three priorities:

1) To house, publicize and share local genealogical archives;

2) To house, publicize and share historical and educational resources covering area themes including but not limited to railroading, iron ore industry, Revolutionary War, Civil War

3) To preserve, publicize and display significant examples of local area architecture, period pieces, textiles and artwork. The Society’s overall purpose is to preserve and hand down Canaan (Falls Village), North Canaan and the surrounding area's history for use and appreciation of future generations.


The Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society has regular Board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM at the Depot or Meetinghouse (summer). The public is welcome to attend the meetings.


The Annual Dinner & Meeting is held in May. A brief business meeting consisting of the election of officers, a guest speaker, and a buffet dinner takes place at this meeting. It is open to the public.

Officers & Board Members

President: Judy Jacobs

Vice Presidents: Ruth Adotte & Larry Bulson

Treasurer: Richard Heinz

Recording Secretary: Kay Blass

Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Aeschliman

Archivist & Curator: Mary Margaret (Midge) Cortesi


Falls Village Depot: Mary Margaret (Midge) Cortesi

South Canaan Meeting House: Cheryl Aeschliman

Beebe Hill Schoolhouse Curator: Bill Beebe

Assistant Curator: Kay Blass




Kathy Ducillo

Jill Godburn

Pat Graf

Frank Hadsell
David Jacobs

Bunny McGuire

Barbara Riley

Mary Lu Sinclair

Tracey Wilson

Bookkeeper: Linda Paviol

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