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Old Home Days 2015: July 31 - August 2

Theme: The 50's and 60's

2015 Program of Events

Suggestions for future themes may be emailed to chdbob@canaannh.org

Old Home Days 2014:
Glory Days of the Railroad

Marshals: Harry & Audie Armstrong


Program of Events

Winners List

The Parade

marshals marshals
Knights of Columbus
Toot the Train
Toot the Train
Rec Camp Float
SnoClub Float
Sunny View Float
Sunny View Float
Assembly of God Float
Horse as Steam Train
Blues Brothers Blues Car
Blues Brothers and audience
alumni float  alumni float
alumni float
1944 alumni
Upper Valley Band
Lyme Band
red classic car antique truck turquoise classic car
National Guard Jeep
National Guard Semi
Ambulance  Fire Command Truck
antique fire hose
fire truck

Tournament Winners

Softball Winners
Softball Winners


Bandstand Concert
Wild Animal Demonstrator

On the Common

Exhibition Booths  Mascoma Community Healthcare Booth

Common Panaromic View

News Article of OHD Beginnings.The idea of "Old Home Week" in New Hampshire was begun in 1899 by Governor Frank West Rollins. Eventually, many towns shortened this to "Old Home Days," but continued in the tradition of celebrating the history and community spirit of individual towns.

Canaan Old Home Days are celebrated on the first weekend in August each year. Beginning in 1984, the official Canaan Old Home Days Committee was established which now leads us in fun and festivities every year. We thank all who participate in the committee and the events. Your work keeps us connected!

Learn more about the first Canaan Old Home Days in this 1998 Messenger newspaper article.

Postcards of Early Canaan Old Home Days

Year Theme Marshals
2013 Ship Ahoy! Marvin & Helen Rocke
2012 School Days of Yesteryear Debbie Tenney, Dan Fleetham Sr & Grace Stebbins
2011 250 Years of Old Home Days Past & Present The parade was led by many of the past marshals from as far back as 1984
2010 Planet Earth Nelson & Maxine Therriault
2009 Wild Animals Ruth Tucker & Helen Good earl
2008 Comics Dr. Henry & Patricia Brown
2007 Cartoons Milton & Elsie Wilson
2006 Celebrating 25 Years of Old Home Days Georgia Tilton & John Q. Ricard
2005 Country Fairs of the Past Jackie & Ed Lary
2004 States Georgia Tilton & Elinor Wescott
2003 Mardi Gras Darwin & Vivian Hadley
2002 America the Beautiful Dot & Ralph Dow
2001 Circus-Circus Nancy Snyder & Marty Pusey
2000 Disney & New Millennium Mickey & Minnie Mouse (Butch & Ellen Rocke)
1999 Looking Back 100 Years Reginald & Eleanor Barney
1998 Fifties & Sixties Kathryn Carlson & Sybil Gambell
1997 Wild World of Sports Douglas Belloir & Guy Serviss
1996 Commercials Paul & Zilla Tucker
1995 Holidays Mary Hazen & Marjorie Eastman
1994 Circus Smokey Bear
1993 Old Wild West Verna Dunn & Zephryn Clarke
1992 Holidays Dana & Esther Christy
1991 Nursery Rhymes Birthday Cake - 10 Years
1990 Fifties & Sixties Daniel & Betty Fleetham
1989 Wonderful World of Disney Dr. Israel A. Dinerman
1988 Country & Western Addie Hines
1987 U.S. Constitution Dorothy Ricard
1986 Children's Stories Charles Clifford
1985 Board Games Olive Smith
1984 Fairy Tales Henry & Roxie Gould