Historic House in Mississauga to offer guided tour

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Published November 3, 2022 at 4:17 pm

Residents who enjoy guided museum tours may be interested to know that they will have the opportunity to learn about the Bradley Historic House in Mississauga.

The Bradley Historic House is a saltbox-style farmhouse that was built in 1830 by Lewis and Elizabeth Bradley, who were originally from Savannah, Georgia.

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The couple, along with their seven children, lived in the house for 20 years.

The black and marigold yellow house, located at 1620 Orr Rd., opened to the public in 1967 and contains classic qualities of that period.

The house still stands on the original land that was owned by the Bradleys and was originally restored by the Mississauga Heritage Foundation.

Throughout the tour of the Bradley House and grounds, information will be shared about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the 94 Calls to Action and the history of Indigenous peoples in Mississauga.

The tour will also explore the Black experience in Upper Canada in the 19th Century as well as local connections to Enslavement and the Underground Railway.

Participants will be able to walk through the 1830s Bradley House in a fully guided tour using artifacts, images, maps and interactive activities which aim to engage visitors of all ages in Ontario’s Black History.

Participants are advised that this tour includes information about experiences of enslavement which visitors may find difficult to hear.

The tour will take place on Friday, Nov. 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

While the tour is free, attendees must register in advance.

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