Joseph Brant Transformation Project
Construction of the Joseph Brant Museum Transformation project is underway as of October 2017 and is expected to take 18 months. The museum will expand to 17,000 square feet, and will incorporate the Joseph Brant house into a design that includes environmentally friendly features. The museum will be expanded to provide barrier-free space for gallery displays, interactive programming, the storage of collections and community outreach.
October 13, 2017
A group of First Nations' dancers led a celebration on Oct.13 as three levels of government broke ground for the construction to transform the Joseph Brant Museum.
The current Joseph Brant Museum is a 1937 replica of the house Mohawk native Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, built on a 1798 Crown land grant. A modern addition to the museum will be built into the grassy area under the current museum.
The expansion by contractor Aquicon Construction, on behalf of the City of Burlington, will add more than 12,000 square feet to its current size. This will allow the Joseph Brant Museum to become a cultural destination and a place to host national exhibitions and the collection of artifacts.
December 21, 2017
Join Halton District School Board Teacher-Historian Kelly Gray, on February 8 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Ireland House to learn more about Black History in Canada in the time of the Ireland Family (1830s-1920s). Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Spaces are limited; call 905-332-9888 to register.
January 08, 2018
Visitors will enjoy touring the Ireland family home with volunteers on hand to answer questions. There will be baking demonstrations on the open hearth and samples of fresh sugar cookies. Children will be able to decorate a cookie to take home as well as create a custom family monogram with a tin punch!