COUNTY OF BRANT ~ MUSEUMS
We are extremely fortunate to have a community so dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of the history of the County of Brant. This can be experienced by visiting the museums throughout the County of Brant.
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead
Visit the birthplace of the co-founder of the International Women’s Institute Movement and travel back in time at this interactive historic house. Visitors have the unique opportunity to view original artifacts from the mid-1800s, dress in period costumes, play the antique organ and more. Special programs can be arranged for group visits including old-fashioned ice cream making or picnics on the front lawn.
Location: 359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George, ON
Visit the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead website.
In 1910, the house and surrounding lands became a memorial to Alexander Graham Bell’s achievements in telephone history and doors were opened to the general public. Restoration and an extensive collection of Bell family heirlooms have revived the home’s 1870s appearance. Visit and take a glimpse into the lifestyle led by this conservative, upper-middle class family.
Location: 94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford, ON
Visit the Bell Homestead website.
Burford Township Historical Society
The Burford Township Historical Society became an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society in November 1986 and holds monthly meetings in Harley Hall, which is now known as the Burford Township Museum and Archives. Mainly focused on agriculture, the museum has changing displays throughout the year and is open to public by chance or appointment. Researchers are welcome to come and have our members help them with research, mainly local genealogy. The society also runs special events including Heritage Day in February, Strawberry Social in June and a Christmas Open House in December.
Location: 141 Harley Road, Harley, ON
Email: email@example.com (email to book an appointment to visit)
Visit the Burford Township Museum website.
Brant Museum and Archives
The Brant Historical Society runs the Brant Museum and Archives, a museum dedicated to bringing the history of our community to life through interactive exhibits and programs. Explore the story of the people, places and events that shaped Brantford and Brant County. The museum contains galleries that reflect the cultural, social, commercial and industrial heritage of our community.
Location: 57 Charlotte St., Brantford, ON
Visit the Brant Museum and Archives website.
Paris Museum and Historical Society
The Paris Museum and Historical Society aims to collect, preserve, display and interpret artifacts and archives reflecting the rich heritage and culture of Paris, Ontario and surrounding area. Extensive research material is available in the archive.
Location: 51 William St. W., Paris, ON (in the Syl Apps Community Centre)
St. George Museum
Also known as the South Dumfries Historical Society, the St. George Museum invites visitors to explore their family history and trace their roots within the agricultural community of St. George and the Township of South Dumfries.
Location: P.O. Box 472, St. George, ON
Visit the South Dumfries Historical Society website.
County of Brant Public Library Digital Historical Collections
Explore local Brant history online through photographs, maps and personal letters at the County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections.
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