Welcome to our 25th installment of “Ask a Historian”.

Every week Heritage Mississauga will be taking questions about the history and heritage of Mississauga which our Historian, Matthew Wilkinson, will answer on Thursday afternoons.

#ApartTogether, Heritage Mississauga is the source for inquiries and curiosity about our beautiful city as we continue our mandate to research, record and celebrate the diverse heritage of Mississauga.

Join Historian Matthew Wilkinson on our YouTube channel Thursday November 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. for our latest episode of “Ask a Historian”.
This week Matthew answers questions about cenotaphs, Mississauga’s fallen soldiers and women’s historic contributions to past war efforts on the homefront.
Guest speaker Elizabeth Underhill, Supervisor of Museums and Education with the City of Mississauga, discusses some of the incredible exhibits currently running including Our Boys, which shares the stories of fallen soldiers from Mississauga, and the travelling exhibit War Flowers which was inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal.
#ApartTogether we continue to research, record and celebrate the stories of those who have served and continue to serve.

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]