Welcome to our 52nd installment of “Ask a Historian”.

Join Historian Matthew Wilkinson for our next episode of “Ask A Historian” on June 10th on our YouTube channel.

This week Matthew welcomes guest Scott Gillies as they discuss the history, and poetry, of cheese and the fascinating story of the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum.

Scott Gillies is the Museum Curator at Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum – winner of the Ontario’s Choice Award for top small museum!

Scott is an experienced Museum Curator with over 40 years of work in the museum industry. Skilled in Archival Research, Historical Research, Exhibit Design, Programming and Public Speaking, he is also a strong arts and design professional with a HBA focused in History & English from The University of Western Ontario – Huron University College.

Recent efforts in Ingersoll have resulted in the museum doubling its annual attendance and being voted Top Small Museum in Ontario, winning the Ingersoll Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence, and being a co-winner of the Dorothy Duncan Award for Public History presented by the Ontario Historical Society for the “Oxford Remembers Oxford’s Own Project”.

We congratulate the museum on their achievements and are pleased to celebrate #MuseumWeek with our former Haunted Mississauga volunteer, Scott Gillies.

#ApartTogether we explore the far reaching connections to Mississauga.


Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @IngersollMuse1
Facebook: @IngersollCheeseMuseum

You are invited to email us questions you have about Mississauga and we encourage you to send a short (less than 1 minute) MP4 video of your question, which we may feature in one of our “Ask a Historian” videos.

Any questions not featured in our videos will receive a written response from Matthew.

We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.

Send your questions to us at: [email protected]