Schedule

2018 Brant Museum Crawl Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 3, 7:00pm
Campfire Sessions
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (20 Ava Rd., Brantford)
Join this group discussion on “What is Art?” in an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate “around the campfire” in an intimate, laid back and friendly space with a live music and refreshments (including s’mores!)
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 5, 10:30AM
Brant Historical Society’s Dufferin Terrace Walking Tour
Meet at St. Andrew’s Park at Brant and Palmerston Streets, Brantford and wander through the neighbourhood to learn how it evolved, while discovering various architectural styles.
Cost: $5 for non-members (free for BHS members)

Saturday, May 5, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Museum Crawl to The Paris Museum & Historical Society (51 William St., Paris)
Research volunteers will give a tour and talk about the archives, what is available, and how to research family and local history.
Cost: By donation
RSVP: Limited seating. Please sign up ahead of time by visiting 
Brant County Branch, The Ontario Genealogical Society at 118 Powerline Rd., Brantford, phone 519-753-4140, or email brantevents@ogs.on.ca 

Monday, May 7, 10:00am
Survivor Series
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650

Monday, May 7, 10:30am to 4:00pm & Monday, May 14, 4:00pm to 7:30pm
The Mother of All Mother’s Days
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site (359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George)
Come celebrate how Mother’s Day began with a “tell all” open house on May 7 and May 14. Enjoy light refreshments and a gift for the mother in your life.
Cost: By donation

Saturday, May 12, 10am to 4pm
Annual Spring Cleanup 
Personal Computer Museum (13 Alma St., Brantford)
Clean your closets and donate your old electronics and video games or shop the most eclectic garage sale ever. Tour Canada’s largest collection of video games and computers as we celebrate the return of spring.
Cost: Admission by donation

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm
Colonization Road Film Screening
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon explores the history of colonized roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

Sunday, May 13, 10:30am and 12:30pm
Eliza Bell’s Mother’s Day Brunch
Bell Homestead National Historic Site (94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford)
A traditional buffet brunch is served in celebration of Alexander Graham Bell’s mother and all of our moms! Reservations required.
Cost: $35/person (includes HST)

Sunday, May 13, 4:00pm
Salmon Girl
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Salmon Girl explores the world of water and salmon. Through theatre, dance, music and puppetry, this piece for all ages follows the journey of a young girl into this magical world.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

Monday, May 14, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
May is Museum Month Reception
Personal Computer Museum (13 Alma St., Brantford)
Tour Canada’s largest collection of video games and computers during guided tours with Canada’s computer and video game historian, Syd Bolton. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Admission by donation

Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm
The Founding and Development of St. James Anglican Church in Paris
The Paris Museum & Historical Society (51 William St., Paris)
Is planning and building a church a simple procedure? Enjoy a humourous journey through the complications caused by the challenges of the earliest days in Paris and the drama between two of the leading proponents.
Cost: By donation

Wednesday, May 16, 9:00am
Heritage Excursion Day: Brant Historical Society’s Heritage Tour
Meet at the Brant Museum & Archives (57 Charlotte St., Brantford)
Join the 
Brant Historical Society on their scenic heritage tour of Paris. Visit the Penmarvian, the Arlington Hotel, our mystery location, and so much more. 
Cost: $45 for BHS members/$55 for non-members

Thursday, May 17, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Open House
Canadian Military Heritage Museum (347 Greenwich St., Brantford)
The museum preserves and displays artifacts pertaining to the military history of Canada and especially Brantford.
Cost: Free

Friday, May 18, 9:30am to 4:30pm
May is Museum Month Open House
Bell Homestead National Historic Site (94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford)
Join us on International Museums Day for a free tour of the Homestead and Henderson Home.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Opening Day with Free Tours
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks (
Mohawk Chapel) (301 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Mohawk Chapel is the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario being built in 1784.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Opening Day with Free Tours
Chiefswood National Historic Site (2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken)
Discover Chiefswood, the 1856 Regency home of the Johnson family overlooking the Grand River – a Canadian Heritage River.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 19, 10:30am
Brant Historical Society’s Loyalist Settlement Walking Tour
Meet at Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks (
Mohawk Chapel) (301 Mohawk St., Brantford) to learn about early settlement from 1784 to 1807 when Joseph Brant died.
Cost: $5 for non-members (free for BHS members)

Wednesday, May 23, 7:00pm
Brant Historical Society’s Speaker Series: Mr. Caroll’s Concoctions 
Myrtleville House Museum (34 Myrtleville Dr., Brantford)
Join our guest speaker, Lisa Anderson, who will talk about early medicine and the connection to the Good Family.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Indigenous Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., 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.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 26, 7:30am to 12:00pm
Annual Barn Sale 
Bell Homestead National Historic Site (94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford)
You’ll find a plethora of antiques, household items, toys, and books at our annual “garage sale”. Proceeds benefit the Bell Homestead’s community special events.
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 26, 3:00pm (tour is 1.5 hours)
South Dumfries Historical Society presents A Heritage Walking Tour of St. George
Meet at South Dumfries Historical Society (36 Main St. S., St. George) to learn about St. George’s 200+ years of history conducted by SDHS Curator Cliff Jones. Share your memories and stories as we go! Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.
Cost: Free (donations appreciated)

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring Opening Reception
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Catherine Dallaire is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work possesses unique form and energy, balancing elements and teachings from traditional Woodland art/Anishinaabe art/culture with contemporary techniques and subjects.
Cost: Free

Sunday, May 27, 2:00pm
Speaker: Jenna Lemay, Joseph Brant Family History Talk
Brant County Branch, The Ontario Genealogical Society Resource Centre (118 Powerline Rd., Brantford)
Researcher Jenna Lemay will give a preliminary report on researching Joseph Brant’s descendants. She is asking the public to contact her with any more information.
Cost: Donations accepted

Sunday, May 27, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Family Arts Day
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (20 Ava Rd., Brantford)
Family Arts Day is a true family fun day with art activity booths for children and performers on stage throughout the day. We invite families to bring a picnic and stay for the day. There will be food and drinks available for sale.
Cost: Free

Monday, May 28, 10:00am
Survivor Series
Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St., Brantford)
Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650