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Celebrate Heritage Week in Brantford and Area

Celebrate Heritage Week in Brantford and Area

Since 1974, the National Trust for Canada has designated the third Monday in February as Heritage Day in Canada. In 1985, the Provincial government designated the entire third week of February as Ontario Heritage Week with “Heritage Day” kicking off the week annually.

This year’s Heritage Week is on February 19-25, 2018 with the theme of: Heritage Stands the Test of Time. The theme is designed to inspire Canadians to embrace, explore, and enjoy our diverse and enduring heritage.

Celebrate heritage in all its forms – cultural and natural, architectural, archaeological, and collections, its traditions, and cultural expressions. Heritage Week is a great opportunity to explore your backyard to learn more about the individuals that built the community you live in, and to honour the organizations and volunteers who work tirelessly to protect our community’s irreplaceable heritage resources.

During Heritage Week, consider visiting one or more of the Brant Museums & Galleries Association’s local sites that are open for the season. Please contact the sites directly for updated hours; some museums may be closed for the Family Day statutory holiday (February 19, 2018).



Location and Contact



Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site

359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George


October-May: Tours available by appointment

Adults: $5

Women’s Institute Members: $4

Children (6-11): $2.50

Children 5 years and under admitted free

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford



Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm (last guided tour of the day at 3:45pm)

Adults: $7

Seniors: $6

Students (13+): $6

Children (7-12): $4.75

Children 6 years and under admitted free

Brant Historical Society/Brant Museum & Archives

57 Charlotte St., Brantford


Monday to Friday, 12pm to 5pm

By donation

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Rd., Brantford


Tuesday to Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am-4pm

Closed Mondays and statutory holidays

By donation

Myrtleville House Museum

34 Myrtleville Dr., Brantford



Note: We recommend that you call in advance of your visit, as the Education Officer may be giving programming in the community.

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

By donation

Ontario Genealogical Society – Brant County Branch

114-118 Powerline Rd., Brantford


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-3pm

Saturday: 1pm-3pm

Note: Research assistance is by appointment only on Saturday

Research Fees are $15 for walk-in (non members)

Paris Museum & Historical Society

66 Grand River St. N., Paris


Wednesday-Saturday: 1pm-4pm

Closed Sunday-Tuesday (or by appointment)

By donation

Personal Computer Museum

13 Alma St., Brantford


Open House: February 10, 10am-4pm


Contact the Museum to book a private or group tour on another date.

By donation

South Dumfries Historical Society

36 Main St. S., St. George


Saturday: 11am-2pm, or by appointment

By donation

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk St., Brantford


Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Closed Sunday

Adults: $7

Senior (65+): $5

Students (5-18): $5

Children 4 years and under admitted free



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