Canaday Center


Every year, the Canaday Center prepares a full-scale exhibition featuring selections of materials from our collections. Each exhibit represents a theme related to Toledo or a specific collecting area. For example, our 2015-2016 exhibit, Greater Toledo: The City in the World, revolved around both the influence of Toledo on the world and the influence of the world on Toledo through interpretations of documents and artifacts in the collections of cultural organizations, world-wide business leaders, soldiers, and ambassadors. The exhibit ran from September 24, 2015 to May 6, 2016. 

The Canaday Center's 2017-2018 exhibition, Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow: The Best of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections closed in July 2018. Preparations are being made for the next exhibition. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


World Exhibit


Full-length PDF versions of over 60 catalogs for exhibits ranging from 1976 to the present are available to view in the University of Toledo Digital Repository, here.

Many of our post-2000 exhibits are also available virtually. See below for links to the online exhibitions.  

Last Updated: 7/1/19