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Groundbreaking event at Joseph Brant Museum with the Burlington MP, MPP, Mayor, Councillors, Museum Director and Museum Boards holding spades.

MUSEUM CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING EVENT

Burlington, Ont. – Oct. 13, 2017 – A group of First Nations’ dancers led the celebration today as three levels of government broke ground for the construction to transform 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. The current 5,000-square-foot museum will be expanded to provide barrier-free space for gallery displays, interactive programming, the storage of collections and community outreach. Click here to read the full Media Release.

Cover of the Burlington Museums Foundation Newsletter with from right, the Hon. Eleanor McMahon, Burlington MPP and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Burlington MP Karina Gould; and Oakville, North Burlington MP Pam Damoff and town crier David Vollick.

SECOND EDITION OF VISION 2017 NEWSLETTER
Vision Newsletter – June 2017 Edition (Download PDF)
Read more about the Burlington Museums Foundation expansion plans and how you can help in the first edition of our quarterly newsletter.

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Click here to discover the answers to the Joseph Brant Quiz in our June 2017 Newsletter.

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Burlington Museums Foundation Annual General Meeting

Monday May 8, 2017
Breakfast: 7:30am
AGM: 8:00am-9:00am
Burlington Golf and Country Club
Bayview Room West, 422 North Shore Blvd. East, Burlington, ON L7T 3Z9

Please RSVP by May 3rd to Barbara at 905-332-9888 x26 or barbara.teatero@burlington.ca 

FIRST EDITION OF VISION 2017 NEWSLETTER
Vision Newsletter – August 2016 Edition (Download PDF)
Read more about the Burlington Museums Foundation expansion plans and how you can help in the first edition of our quarterly newsletter.

Sign up here to receive a copy.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Burlington Museums Foundation Annual General Meeting

Monday May 9, 2016
Breakfast: 7:30am
AGM: 8:00am-9:00am
Burlington Golf and Country Club
Bayview Room West, 422 North Shore Blvd. East, Burlington, ON L7T 3Z9
Guest Speaker: Ms. Suzanne Haines, Executive Director,
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington
Please RSVP by May 4th to Barbara at 905-332-9888 x26 or barbara.teatero@burlington.ca 

Burlington Museums Foundation present a cheque for one million dollars to Colleen Mulholland President & CEO of the Burlington Foundation

$1 MILLION CHEQUE PRESENTATION
In February 2016, the Burlington Museums Foundation presented a cheque for $1 Million to the Burlington Community Foundation.

“The museum foundation received a generous bequest from Helen Ireland Caldwell in 2010 to help preserve Burlington’s heritage,”. says John Doyle, Chair of the Burlington Museums Foundation. “Our board decided to transfer the fund management to BCF so our team can focus on the work necessary to preserve and support our museums. BCF’s leadership and commitment to our community inspired us to partner with them.”

“We feel privileged to manage this legacy fund and look forward to supporting the heritage of our city,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Community Foundation. “The bequest from Mrs. Caldwell is an inspiring example of how planned giving can make a long-standing difference in our community.”