Black History Month

Workshops and programs

A Forgotten Past? Early Black Settlement in Historic Mississauga

Historian Matthew Wilkinson explores early Black settlement in Canada, including the development of the Underground Railroad, while highlighting connections to historic Mississauga.

Presented by Heritage Mississauga. Registration Required. 60 min.

African Drumming & Storytelling | Drum et al

In African culture, drumming and storytelling are part of the celebration of life, especially its cycles and seasons. Join us for an entertaining dance, hand drumming and interactive storytelling program.

Drums provided. All Ages. Registration Required. 60 min.

Open Museum Storytelling Workshops

Learn about Mississauga’s first black settlers with photographs and Museum artifacts that you can touch and hold. Create a page detailing your own Mississauga settlement story, which will be collected into a book and made available at the Bradley Museum. Stories can be in any language and can include drawings, poetry and more.

Presented by Museums Mississauga. Registration Required. 90 min.

Batik on Repeat: An Exhibit of Colour, Patterns and Creativity

Modern Batik Art is a revolutionary approach that allows artists to create elaborate, unique images by applying wax and dyes on fabric. In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to see the extraordinary pieces created by local youth who participated in a 2019 Modern Batik Summer Art Camp. Presented by Roots Community Services Inc. and Modern Batik Art Workshops.

Cherry Hill House Exhibit

There were approximately fifty to sixty recorded Black settlers who spent time in Peel County in the 1800s. Among them were Dinah Green, Fanny Paul and Lettie Paul who lived and worked at Cherry Hill, one of Mississauga’s oldest houses. Discover their stories and see everyday family items in an exhibit. Presented by Museums of Mississauga.

Throughout February visit the displays on the second and third floors of the Mississauga Central Library.

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