Joseph Brant Museum
Burlington’s community museum is a replica of the original homestead of Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ (1742-1807). In 1798, the Mohawk and British captain was granted 3,450 acres at the ‘head-of-the-lake’ (Burlington Bay) by King George III, awarded for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution.
Built to commemorate Joseph Brant at the urging of the Hon. T.B. McQuesten, Minister of Highways in Ontario, and with the help of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Thayendanegea Chapter; construction began in 1937, with the official opening of the Museum to the public on May 22, 1942. The year 2012 marks the Museum's 70th Anniversary - click the link below to see some of the highlights since 1942!
1240 North Shore Blvd. E.
Eileen Collard Exhibit
Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum.… More >Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum. She was a pioneer of her day, becoming one of a few self-published authors and resident authorities on historical fashion. Eileen was passionate about her craft and between the years 1969 and 1983 wrote 12 books on Canadian fashion history. This exhibition will explore the Collard costume collection and the lady behind the designs.
Location 1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington, L7S 1C5
- Dec -31To- Jan -01