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Joseph Brant Museum

Address: 
1240 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington , ON , L7S 1C5
Phone: 905-634-3556
Contact name: 
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Joseph Brant Museum features three permanent galleries, space for travelling exhibitions and a dedicated programming area for school groups and education programs. By sharing perspectives about the past, present and future, we share in building a culturally diverse community. The Museum’s exhibitions focus on the history and development of Burlington.

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A Bit of History…

In 1798, King George III granted the Mohawk and British army captain 3,450 acres at the head-of-the-lake (Burlington Bay) for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. The Museum was originally built in recognition of Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ (1742-1807) as Burlington’s first citizen. Construction began in 1937, with the official opening of the Museum on May 22, 1942.

For over 30 years, the need to improve the facilities was a well-documented priority. In 2016-17, three levels of government and the Burlington Museums Foundation were able to make this long-awaited objective a reality by committing to the ‘Joseph Brant Museum Transformation’ project.

Designed by Chamberlain Architectural Services Limited, the ‘new’ Joseph Brant Museum opened September 15, 2019.

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
On weekends we have various programs running for children, including our History Explorers Club.

Organization:

Joseph Brant Museum

Location:

1240 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5
Canada

Phone:

905-332-9888

Winter Break Camp | Crack the Code at Joseph Brant Museum

Dates: 
12/20/2021
12/21/2021
12/22/2021
Time: 
9:00-4:00

Organization:

Joseph Brant Museum

Location:

1240 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5
Canada

Phone:

905-332-9888

P.A. Day Camp | January 28 | Games Night!

Dates: 
01/28/2022
Time: 
9:00-4:00

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Virtual Lectures
PUBLISHED

The Museums offer lecture presentations on topics relating to Burlington's culture and heritage, and our historic sites Joseph Brant Museum, and Ireland House Museum. In-person lectures are not available while physical distancing measures due to COVID-19 are in place. Please contact museumeducation@burlington.ca if you would like to arrange a lecture via Zoom. The cost is $75 + HST.

The Ireland Family

Joseph Ireland arrived in Canada in 1819 from Yorkshire, England. He purchased 100 acres of land in Burlington the same year, and over his lifetime accumulated just over 1,065 acres of land. He built Ireland House on Guelph Line between 1835 – 1837, and four generations of his family lived in the home for 150 years. Today, Ireland House stands as a reminder of Burlington’s agricultural history, and life during the Victorian era. Learn about the Ireland family, and take a virtual tour of Ireland House during this presentation.

Joseph Brant: The Legacy of a Historical Figure

Learn about the life and career of Joseph Brant, Thayendanagea. From his early childhood in the Mohawk Valley, Upper New York State, to his rise to the rank of Captain in the British Army, we will explore the milestones in his personal life and military career, and his arrival here in Burlington. We will also take a look at his influence on the development of Burlington, and the Museum which bears his name.

Early Burlington

Discover the history of Burlington, from the earliest inhabitants, to the arrival of Joseph Brant, to the hey-day of the Brant Inn. We will trace the growth and development of the City through milestones, touch on the lives of prominent Burlington citizens, and take a look at the historic buildings that are scattered throughout the City.

History / social studies
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Virtual Badge Programs
PUBLISHED

Museums of Burlington offers virtual badge programs based on the Girl Guides of Canada ‘Girls First’ Program and the Scouts Canada Program via Zoom video conferencing platform. Leaders will be provided a PDF package with program materials. Prior to the program booking, leaders will be asked to email the package to all participants. A list of craft supplies and/or household items required for the program will also be included in the package. Some programs may include an optional add-on activity kit for an additional charge.

The cost is $90 (up to 15 participants), and $9 for each additional participant.

  • Duration: 1 hour

For more information or to book your program, contact an Educator today at 905-332-9888 or email MuseumEducation@burlington.ca

Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Virtual Home School Programs
PUBLISHED

We are currently offering Virtual Homeschool Programs.

These programs include an activity kit to be picked up at Ireland House Museum before the program booking. A list of craft supplies and/or household items required for the program will also be included in the kit. Programs are run through Zoom video conferencing platform.

Cost: $30 per family/group (2 adults and up to 4 students; additional $10 per extra student)

Program length: 1 hour

Availability: Weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Please see below for current programs being offered and to register.

History / social studies
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Museum-to-Go Education Kits
PUBLISHED

Borrow one of our Museum-to-Go Education Kits and bring the Museum to you. The kits are a great way to host a heritage-based experience in a setting of your choice. Museum-to-Go Education Kits are sturdy cases packed with objects and lesson material that can be rented by schools (or any other educational group) for a hands-on component to classroom learning that is memorable, engaging and fun.

 

The Indigenous kit includes:

  • Informational package about related topics (Joseph Brant, Haudenosaunee food and herbs, traditional beadwork, etc.)
  • Local History Show and Tell Activity
  • Raised Beadwork Craft
  • Corn Husk Doll Craft
  • Traditional Haudenosaunee Recipes

The Early Settler kit includes:

  • Informational package about related topics (early settlement of Burlington, farming and industry, Ireland family, etc.)
  • Load the Ship Activity
  • Letter Back Home Activity
  • Thaumatrope Craft
  • Early Settler Recipes
Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Virtual Field Trips
PUBLISHED

Museums of Burlington offers curriculum-based virtual field trips for in-class and/or remote learners on the video conferencing platform of your choice.

Reserve your virtual field trip date and time here. You will receive a confirmation and one of our Museum Educators will contact you to confirm any details and method of payment.

Teachers will be provided a PDF package with program materials to prepare in advance of the booking date. A list of craft supplies and/or household items required for the program will also be included in the package. Some programs may include an optional add-on activity kit for an additional charge.

Cost: $135 for up to 30 students (additional $5 per extra student)

Program length: 1 hour

Availability: Weekdays at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm

Please email museumeducation@burlington.ca with any questions or special requests.

History / social studies
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$