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Heritage Speakers Series 2012
October 11th, 2012 featuring Dr. Carl Benn

September 27th 2012

Mississauga Heritage Speakers Series 2012


Presented in collaboration by Mississauga’s Heritage Partners:

Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga Library System,

Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Museums of Mississauga.


Date: Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Location: Maja Prentice Theatre, Burnhamthorpe Library

3650 Dixie Road

Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Free.


 1812: The Big Picture”

Featuring guest speaker Dr. Carl Benn

Chair of the Department of History, Ryerson University

The War of 1812, which engulfed United States, Great Britain, her Canadian colonies, and the First Nations of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi regions, was a dramatic and formative event in North American history. In this illustrated presentation, Carl Benn explores the war’s major themes, from its complex origins, through its confused campaigns, to its misunderstood conclusions in order to clarify the course of the conflict and its larger historical meanings.

Dr. Carl Benn, Chair of the Department of History, came to Ryerson University in 2008 after working in the museum field for 34 years. His last post in that field was Chief Curator of the City of Toronto’s Museums and Heritage Services. Dr. Benn also taught part-time at the University of Toronto for 17 years in Continuing Studies, undergraduate History, and graduate Museum Studies, and has been active elsewhere in the heritage field. He has published extensively in journals and other venues, and his books include Historic Fort York (1993); The Iroquois in the War of 1812 (1998); The War of 1812 (2002); and Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-85 (2009). He currently is completing two book on aboriginal memoirs from 1812-15.

Fall Fair at the Bradley Museum
Saturday, September 29th, 10 am to 4pm

September 27th 2012

Fall Fair at the Bradley Museum


Join the Museums of Mississauga on Saturday, September 29th as part of the annual Doors Open Mississauga event for the Fall Fair at the Bradley Museum (1620 Orr Road).

The whole family can step back in time to enjoy old-fashioned games and ride on a horse-drawn wagon at the Mississauga Fall Festival. The event will feature demonstrations of old-time cooking in an historic kitchen, a blacksmith and there will even be peregrine falcons.

Canadian folk musician Alex Sinclair, South Asian singer Vandana Vishwas and the Paul Malysa Band will perform. There will a fair food and crafts and activities for all. Admission to the Fall Festival is free but donations of non-perishable items for the local food bank are welcome.

The festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Doors Open Mississauga!
Explore Mississauga on September 29th!

September 27th 2012

9th Annual Doors Open Mississauga
Saturday September 29, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

44 participating sites across the City!

For more information, please visit:


Visit Heritage Mississauga at The Grange (1921 Dundas Street West) from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday for a War of 1812 Encampment!

Join Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson and guests from 1-2:30 pm at Streetsville Memorial (Pioneer) Cemetery (299 Queen Street South) for a ceremonial flag raising in honour of the War of 1812 militia volunteers who are buried in the cemetery, including Streetsville founder Timothy Street.

Also visit Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview:  You can meet women war workers from the Second World War, re-enactors dressed as members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and US paratroopers, plus a Canadian-made M4 Sherman tank!

And much, much more!

MOSAIC Returns to Mississauga!
South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga - August 16th to 19th, 2012

July 30th 2012

Mosaic Festival of Mississauga is one of the most widely publicized events in the South Asian Community of Ontario.

August 16th-19th, 2012

Celebration Square, Mississauga Civic Centre

Free admission

Father of the City Passes
Bruce McLauchlin, 1926-2012

July 30th 2012

Bruce & Patricia McLauchlin, in 2010, courtesy of the Mississauga News


Heritage Mississauga extends their condolences to the McLaughlin family on the passing of Bruce McLauchlin on July 23rd in his 86th year.

Mississauga News:

Toronto Star Obiturary:

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