Schedule

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brant Historical Society presents Walking Your Wednesdays: History of the Fording Place Walk

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Learn about First Nations in the area before the arrival by Europeans. Donations will be accepted.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Thursday, May 2, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Local History Roadshow at Myrtleville House Museum

34 Myrtleville Drive, Brantford

Organized by the County of Brant Public Library, this lightning lecture series features 10 minute presentations by numerous Brant Museums and Galleries Association members.

519-752-3216
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Friday, May 3, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Photo Fridays: Brantford Cottages

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Come see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. This week will feature architectural elements of Brantford Cottages.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

May 4-11, Monday to Friday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Brant Historical Society and Family Counselling Centre of Brant present Annual Art Show

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

The Brant Museum & Archives with the Family Counselling Centre for Brant celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with its annual art show. Come see local artists feature their work.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Monday, May 6, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Myrtleville Mondays: Myrtleville Extended Tour

34 Myrtleville Drive, Brantford

Drop in for a tour of our Myrtleville location and discover the Good family who built the pioneer farm in 1836! The tour will include rooms of the original house, including the kitchen, pantry, dining room, parlor, library, and bedrooms.

519-752-3216
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Tuesday, May 7, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Toonie Tot Tuesday

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Visit the museum for a colouring based activity that allows preschoolers and parents to engage with artifacts while colouring in exhibit spaces.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Wednesday, May 8, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brant Historical Society presents Walking Tour Wednesdays: Lawren Harris

Margaret Chandler House, 350 Brant Avenue

Learn about the life of Lawren Harris contextualized in the area he grew up. Donations will be accepted at the beginning of the walk. Meet at the Margaret Chandler House (350 Brant Avenue).

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Thursday, May 9, 7:00pm
Woodland Cultural Centre presents Virtual Tour Screening

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford

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.

519-759-2650
cgallant@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Friday, May 10, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Photo Fridays: Factories and Businesses

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Come see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. This week will feature industrial and commercial buildings that strike memories in Brantfordians’ minds.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Saturday, May 11, 11:00am
Canadian Military Heritage Museum presents High Tea

347 Greenwich Street, Brantford

This tea is in recognition and celebration of the roles that women played during WWI and WWII. Tickets are $80 per person and include a mimosa and cheese appetizer prior to the sit down high tea luncheon at 12 noon.

519-759-1313
cmhm@execulink.com
canadianmilitaryheritagemuseum.ca

Sunday, May 12, 10:30am & 12:30pm
Bell Homestead presents Eliza Bell’s Mother’s Day Brunch

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford

We’re celebrating Alexander Graham Bell’s mother and all of our moms with a delicious buffet brunch and tours of Eliza Bell’s 1870s home. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children 8 and under.

519-756-6220
bellhomestead@brantford.ca
bellhomestead.ca

Monday, May 13, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Pinch Pot Pottery

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Indigenous Peoples in the past made pottery and embellished them with designs. See some of these archaeological examples.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Tuesday, May 14, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Toonie Tot Tuesday

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Visit the museum for a colouring based activity that allows preschoolers and parents to engage with artifacts while colouring in exhibit spaces.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Wednesday, May 15, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brant Historical Society presents Walking Tour Wednesdays: Monuments and Memorials

Brantford Armouries

Starting at the Armouries, this walk will highlight the memorials and monuments in the downtown core. Donations will be accepted at the start of the tour.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Friday, May 17, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Photo Fridays: Schools & Events

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Come see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. Schools played an important educational role. See pictures of schools and other events that were important for Brantford to celebrate.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Saturday, May 18, 9:30am to 3:45pm
Bell Homestead presents May is Museum Month Open House

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford

On International Museums Day, take a free guided tour of the Bell Homestead National Historic Site.

519-756-6220
bellhomestead@brantford.ca
bellhomestead.ca

Saturday, May 18, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Chiefswood National Historic Site presents Free Guided Tours

1037 Highway 54

Enjoy free guided tours of Chiefswood National Historic Site, the former home of celebrated Mohawk poetess, E. Pauline Johnson.

519-758-5444
coordinator@chiefswoodnhs.ca
chiefswoodnhs.ca

Tuesday, May 21, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Toonie Tot Tuesdays

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Visit the museum for a colouring based activity that allows preschoolers and parents to engage with artifacts while colouring in exhibit spaces.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Wednesday, May 22 to Sunday, May 26, 10am to 4:00pm
Canadian Military Heritage Museum presents Free Admission

347 Greenwich Street, Brantford

Enjoy free admission to the museum for the week, in celebration of Museum Month and the Brant Museum Crawl!

519-759-1313
cmhm@execulink.com
canadianmilitaryheritagemuseum.ca

Wednesday, May 22, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brant Historical Society presents Walking Tour Wednesdays: Black History

Alexandria Park

African Americans have been in our community since its founding. Join us at Alexandria Park to learn stories of this neighbourhood. Donations accepted.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Friday, May 24, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Paris Museum presents May is Museum Month Open House and Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William Street, Paris

Join us for a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Paris Museum & Historical Society, and explore our archives and collections with our Curator.

519-442-9295
info@theparismuseum.com
theparismuseum.com

Friday, May 24, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Photo Fridays: Former Buildings

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Come see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. Many buildings in the city have been torn down for redevelopment. What used to be in our community that we can no longer see?

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Saturday, May 25, 7:30am to 12:00pm
Bell Homestead presents 24th Annual Barn Sale

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford

You’ll find bargains galore at our annual garage sale. Proceeds from the event benefit the Homestead’s community special events.

519-756-6220
bellhomestead@brantford.ca
bellhomestead.ca

Saturday, May 25, 7:00pm
Woodland Cultural Centre presents Indigenous Art Exhibition Opening

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford

This open call and juried show brings together artists from across Turtle Island, showcasing traditional craft and contemporary art in all visual art disciplines.

519-759-2650
arts@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11am to 4:00pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant presents Family Arts Day

20 Ava Road, Brantford

A day of art, family and music on the beautiful grounds of Glenhyrst Gardens. Free event, all are welcome!

519-756-5932
partnerships@glenhyrst.ca
glenhyrst.ca

Monday, May 27, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Myrtleville Mondays: Firing Up the Forge at Myrtleville House Museum

34 Myrtleville Drive, Brantford

Partnering with volunteers from Westfield Heritage Village, we will have the forge up and running. Visitors will be treated to a demonstration of blacksmithing techniques.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Tuesday, May 28, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Toonie Tot Tuesday

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Visit the museum for a colouring based activity that allows preschoolers and parents to engage with artifacts while colouring in exhibit spaces.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Wednesday, May 29, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brant Historical Society presents Walking Tour Wednesdays: Canal Walk

Prominence Point/Walk of Fame

The Grand River Navigation Company brought the canal to Brantford, allowing businesses a way to get their products to market. Donations will be accepted at the beginning of the walk, leaving from Prominence Point.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks presents Masonry Within the Chapel

301 Mohawk Street, Brantford

As part of our Lecture Series of 2019, Mohawk Chapel will be hosting speakers from the Brant Masonic Lodge to discuss “Masonry Within the Chapel.” Admission by donation, doors open at 6:45pm, and we will have souvenirs on site for sale.

226-387-2612
coordinator@mohawkchapel.ca
mohawkchapel.ca

Friday, May 31, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brant Historical Society presents Photo Fridays: Famous People

57 Charlotte Street, Brantford

Many important people grew up or lived in Brantford for part of their lives. Reminisce about some of our favourites, and get introduced to a few new faces.

519-752-2483
information@brantmuseums.ca
brantmuseums.ca