2017 Brant Museum Crawl Schedule of Events

Thu, May 18

May is Museum Month Open House
9:30am to 4:30pm (last tour of the day at 3:45pm)
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Cost: Free

Celebrate International Museums Day at the Bell Homestead with a free tour of Alexander Graham Bell’s 1870s family home.  A great opportunity to explore the home of the invention of the telephone and Canada’s first telephone office!

Fri, May 19

Canadian Military Heritage Museum Open House
10:00am to 4:00pm
Canadian Military Heritage Museum
Cost: Free

Discover our nation’s military history from the War of 1812 to current. Come see what the museum has been busy working on all winter, including a special feature on Vimy Ridge for its centennial, and an incredible holograph of a WWI soldier writing letters to home from the trenches. Enjoy free admission and complimentary hotdogs and pop.

Sat, May 20

Historical Walking Tours of St. George
South Dumfries Historical Society
Cost: $5 (free for South Dumfries Historical Society members)

Enjoy a series of short historically-themed walking tours of the village of St. George.

Sun, May 21

No events scheduled.

Mon, May 22

Victoria Day. No events scheduled.

Tues, May 23

Preserving our HERitage: History from the Womyn’s Perspective (Reduced Price Day)
10:00am to 4:00pm
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead NHS and Brant Museum & Archives/Brant Historical Society
Cost: $10

Both the Brant Historical Society and Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead will be offering a discounted price of $10 which allows admission to both locations. The shared exhibit is about the Women’s Institutes and how they have recorded and preserved history. Each location has its own unique collection and focus for the exhibit. Participants are encouraged to visit both locations to experience the exhibit in full.

Wed, May 24

Open Tours of Mohawk Chapel
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks
Cost: By Donation

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is a National Historic Site built in 1785 on the original Mohawk Village which located on the Six Nations land along the banks of the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario.  The Mohawk Chapel is the oldest surviving church in Ontario and given to Mohawk Loyalists led by Joseph Brant who had supported the British during the American Revolution.  The Chapel is considered a Chapel of Ease with services for special holidays including weddings and baptisms.  Tours of the Historic Site include the interpretation of the Stained Glass Windows.

Video Tour of the Mohawk Institute
Woodland Cultural Centre
Cost: By Donation

An exclusive video screening and inside look at the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. See never before seen areas of the school, exclusive interviews with survivors, and archival footage.

Thu, May 25

Open House Research Day
10:00am to 4:00pm
Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
Cost: By Donation

Search for Family and Local history using the 800,000 entry name online database index at the Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. See our display of prominent Brant area families. Consider donating your own family history to locate family members – we appreciate your donations!

Chiefswood National Historic Site Open House
10:00am to 6:00pm
Chiefswood National Historic Site
Cost: Free

Chiefswood National Historic Site will be hosting an open house as part of the Brant Museum Crawl. Please feel free to come take a free guided tour of the birthplace and childhood home Pauline Johnson. While at Chiefswood National Historic Site you will learn about Pauline Johnson, her family and some history of Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve.

Sat, May 27

22nd Annual Barn Sale
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Cost: Free

This annual event provides funding to support the Bell Homestead’s education programs and special community events.  You’ll find a plethora of terrific items, donated by members of the community, as well as our staff and volunteers.  The staff of the Homestead Cafe will also be on-hand with fresh coffee, tea and baked goods for sale.

Paris Historical Walking Tour
Paris Museum & Historical Society
Cost: $10

Join the Paris Museum for a historical walking tour of the Lower Town in Paris, Ontario. These guided tours are a great way to discover the history and culture of our beautiful community. Come out for a stroll with us, and spend a morning soaking in the atmosphere and heritage of the town of Paris. For residents and visitors alike! Tour prices are $10 per person. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, depending on space. Tours start in the Syl Apps Centre parking lot in front of the Paris Museum by 10am, and run just over an hour.

Open House: Life in Paris, Celebrating Paris in Canada’s 150th
Paris Museum & Historical Society
Cost: Free

The Paris Museum is hosting an open house for our newest exhibit, “Life in Paris, Celebrating Paris in Canada’s 150.” This exhibit showcases major themes in the successes of Paris during the years since Canada’s confederation. Experience a visually engaging and informative celebration of both Paris and Canada, with well-known town favourites and seldom-told tales featuring exclusive photos and artefacts from our extensive local collections. This vignette styled show will allow visitors to sample just some of what the Paris Museum has to offer.

First Nations Art Exhibition Opening
Woodland Cultural Centre
Cost: Free

Join us for the official opening of First Nations Art 2017! As the longest running annual exhibition in Canada, this amazing showcase of established and emerging First Nations artists is a must see. Refreshments will be provided.

Sun, May 28

Glenhyrst Family Arts Day
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Cost: Free

Join us for a day full of art activities, with over 30 booths with painting, drawing, chess playing, duct tape creations, flower planting, looming, musical performances and much more. Join us for this free family event.