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Heritage Day Open House

On the 3rd Monday of February Canada celebrates Heritage Day.  The National Trust for Canada selects a unique theme each year to celebrate.

Heritage Missississauga’s Open House will take place on Tuesday February 19, 2019 from 10am-8pm at The Grange.

2018’s theme was Heritage Stands the Test of Time.  

They defined this theme  as:

  • Our collective history is told in our languages and our music, in photographs, maps and documents, in regalia, objects and traditions – so many treasures passed down through history to the present day.  Learn more about the tangible and intangible heritage of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, of the many cultures that came after, and of our new Canadians.  Visit museums, historic sites and cultural centres that help preserve and share this heritage for posterity.
  • Our special places endure as physical records of the people and events that shape our past and our future:  Our heritage buildings were built to last!  Often made of materials that are durable and environmentally friendly, their re-use, re-purposing and renewal results in less construction and demolition waste than new construction.  And our cultural landscapes bear the imprint of generations of Canadians.
  • Our stories endure!  Some have been retold for thousands of years.  Our traditional knowledge keepers, educators, parents and grandparents have stories to share that help us understand the past.

In celebration of our past and our future, Heritage Stands the Test of Time is designed to inspire Canadians to embrace, explore and enjoy our enduring heritage.

The National Trust is promoting the 2019 theme: Heritage the Tie that Binds

They are defining the celebration as:

Heritage Week

Heritage: The Tie that Binds. 

February 18-24, 2019

Our shared heritage in all its forms has the power to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. Gathering places like faith buildings, town squares, and pow wow grounds, and cultural objects such as artifacts, regalia and family memorabilia are tangible touchstones with the past that can root us in place and nourish the spirit. Intangible heritage – languages, traditional rituals, music, dance, storytelling and more – is at the heart of family and community.

In celebration of our past and our future, we encourage all Canadians – whether young or old, deeply rooted or new to Canada – to visit museums, historic sites and cultural centres, and connect with traditional knowledge keepers, educators, parents and grandparents to experience Heritage: The Tie that Binds.

Heritage Mississauga takes this opportunity to celebrate our community heritage, opening its doors presenting exhibits, speakers, refreshments and conversation.  See you on Tuesday February 19th!