Monday, 14 November 2011 23:04
Horse drawn wagon rides, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus along with the sights, sounds and smells of the season. Come join in our yuletide celebrations of the past at all three Museums of Mississauga sites on Sunday, December 11th from 12pm to 4pm!
Experience the seasonal celebration of an early settler family at Bradley Museum. Traditional music will greet your ears as you enter the house to encounter cooks preparing a culinary feast. Stroll over to the Log Cabin and capture a moment in time as you have your picture snapped with ‘Old St. Nick' and the lovely Mrs. Claus and make a seasonal craft to take home. Continue with a tour of the neighbourhood and the crisp air of a horse drawn wagon ride; tickets $2.. Finish your visit in the Anchorage discovering our current exhibit Celebrating Friendship: 30th Anniversary of the Twinning of Mississauga and Kariya, Japan followed by some seasonal treats and a leisurely cup of tea in the Tea Room. Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Log Cabin are $15 and are a ‘Friends of the Museums of Mississauga' fundraiser. All funds raised will go towards supporting Educational Programming and Collections at the Museums of Mississauga.
Stop by Benares Historic House to experience the revelry of an early 20th century Christmas in this elegant period house. Your senses will be captivated with sounds of carols by the player piano, the smells of a meal being prepared in the historic kitchen, and the house bedecked in all its seasonal finery. Drop by the Visitor Centre for children's make and take crafts, pick up some unique seasonal finds in the Gift Shop and pause to take in the exhibit Please be seated; A History of Chairs.
Continue your day with a visit to our newest museum location the Leslie Log House which is located at 4415 Mississauga Road. You will be greeted by members of the Streetsville Historical Society who will be offering traditional tea & treats and seasonal crafts for the children. Also, the Streetsville Historical Society will be sharing toys from their childhood in the seasonal exhibit Christmas Memories which is sure to be a fun trip down memory lane.
Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for local community food banks in lieu of admission.
Bradley Museum is located at 1620 Orr Road, Benares Historic House is located at 1507 Clarkson Road North and the Leslie Log House is located at 4415 Mississauga Road in Mississauga. For more information about the Museums and Home for the Holidays, please visit us at www.museumsofmississauga.com or call 905-615-4860, ext. 2110. Museums of Mississauga are owned and operated by the Culture Division, City of Mississauga. Follow us on Twitter.com/SaugaCulture and ‘Like' Mississauga Culture on Facebook.