Plan your summer at the Museums of Mississauga!
Looking for a unique camp to register your child? Once again, this summer, the Museums of Mississauga will be hosting our popular week long ‘Hands On History Day Camp’ (7 to 12 Yrs) at the Bradley Museum. This exciting day camp will be held throughout July and August. Participants will learn about history in a fun, hands-on way with theme days and activities such as cooking in the historic house, gardening, First Nations lore, a hike to Rattray Marsh and historic games and crafts. The camp runs daily from 9 am to 4 pm with extended hours available from 7:30 to 9 am and 4 to 6 pm. Registration available by calling 905-615-4100, ext. 3 or visiting www.connect2rec.ca.
The Museums of Mississauga are proud to present a new exhibit entitled, ‘Celebrating Friendship: An Exhibit Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Twinning of Mississauga and Kariya, Japan’ on display at the Anchorage, Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Road from July 2 to December 21, 2011. In partnership with the Mississauga Friendship Association, this exhibit will feature images and artifacts collected over the last 30 years.
In addition, the Museums of Mississauga along with the Friends of the Museums are offering a wide variety of family activities this summer. ‘On the Verandah’ Outdoor Musical Concerts has returned to Benares Historic House. Local musicians will be showcasing their talent every Friday evening at 7:30 pm throughout the month of July & August!
Driftwood Theatre presents Shakespeare under the Stars with three performances of ‘Macbeth’ on July 15th, 16th at the Bradley Museum and August 12th at the Leslie Log House. All performances begin at 7:30 pm and admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $15/person). Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket to enjoy this outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s work.
The highly anticipated 17th Annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic will be returning to Benares Historic House on July 24th from 12 to 4 pm. This popular event includes a teddy bear clinic sponsored by Credit Valley Hospital, a parade, musical performances by The Stylamanders, puppet shows, crafts and more!
Traditional Afternoon Tea is still being offered at the Bradley Museum every month through reservations. Call the Museums at 905-615-4860, ext. 2110 to reserve your spot for July 17 or August 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The afternoon consists of a tour of the Bradley Museum followed by a traditional afternoon tea in the Log Cabin. Call ahead to reserve your spot!
You can view our current exhibit ‘Celebrating Friendship: An Exhibit Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Twinning of Mississauga and Kariya, Japan’ free of charge in the Anchorage at the Bradley Museum, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. As well, guided tours of Bradley Museum, Benares Historic House and Leslie Log House are offered Wednesday thru to Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the summer (July & August) and Wednesday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm throughout the year. Tours, which include admission to our other sites, are $5.52 for adults; $3.52 for students; $2.10 child; or $13.74 a family (+taxes). Bradley Museum is located off the Southdown Road, south of the QEW at 1620 Orr Road. Benares Historic House is located at 1507 Clarkson Road North and the Leslie Log House is located at 4415 Mississauga Road. The Museums of Mississauga are owned and operated by the Culture Division, City of Mississauga.
Further information on the exhibit as well as events happening at the Museums of Mississauga, can be found on our website www.museumsofmississauga.com.