Type: Heritage Board
Also known as Mississauga Heritage Foundation, this organization fosters and promotes Mississauga’s local heritage. This organization is the only independent organization devoted to city-wide heritage matters. Heritage Mississauga operates from its main offices at ‘The Grange”, which is the historic Robinson-Adamson House.
The ‘Heritage Resource Centre’ which is located at the main office, includes materials in relation to local history, historical geography, and historical publications. The resource centre also has access to Ancestry.ca and Toronto Star: Pages of the Past.
Researchers visiting the Heritage Resource Centre can be provided with assistance to aid them in their community research projects and genealogical research. Consultations with historians can be arranged through Heritage Mississauga to provide additional guidance.
Heritage Mississauga has undertaken several interpretative plaque projects throughout the City of Mississauga. The plaques begin as comprehensive special research projects that document the history of specific parts of Mississauga’s heritage.
A multitude of outreach programs and public presentations occur each year with various historical themes pertaining to Canadian and Mississauga’s history. Past presentations include, Remembering the AVRO Arrow, Journey to the Past: The Lost Villages of Mississauga, A Call to Arms: Historical Mississauga and the War. Heritage Mississauga also includes educational programs for schools focused on curriculum-based themes.
Heritage Mississauga offers seasonal guided bus tours around historic Mississauga. The bus tours include walking visits to specified locations. Special tours are also organized such as Haunted Mississauga.
Address & Contact Information:
1921 Dundas St. W.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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