Friends Out & About

This page is dedicated to some of the activities and events that the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga are involved in.  If you attend any of the events, we encourage you to take a moment to introduce yourself – we’d love to meet you!

“Bradley Museum 50th Anniversary”

In honour of Bradley Museum’s 50th anniversary, Joyce Delves, Chair of the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga (FOMM) spoke at the celebration held on June 24th, 2017.   Her speech is provided.

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“The Journals of Susanna Moodie”

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On February 4, 2016, the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga attended the VIP Opening of “The Journals of Susanna Moodie” exhibit in the Anchorage House at Bradley Museum.  The exhibit features the collaboration of writer Margaret Atwood and artist Charles Pachter and includes a collection of 30 original prints with poems on loan from the McMichael Candian Art Collection.

The Credits Heritage Mississauga Awards, November 5, 2015

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The Friends had a wonderful time at the Heritage Mississauga Credits Awards Dinner held at the Lakeshore Convention Centre on November 5, 2015.    The Credits was a evening of good Friends, a delicious dinner and a celebration of the Heritage Heroes!

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Friends’ Fred Durden received the Community Heritage Award and Barb Smith was recognized with the Betty Ross Volunteer Award.  Wendy Davies was nominated for the Volunteer Heritage Award.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients.   What a lovely evening!

Focus Groups – Involved in the Future of Museums in Mississauga

Friends of the Museums of Mississauga have been invited to participate in Focus Groups to provide input and insight into the past, present and future of Museums in Mississauga.

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Skynner Cup Presentation, November 9, 2015

Friends attended the special presentation of the Skynner Cup to the City of Mississauga’s Museums.  The Cup has Canadian, Maltese and international significance and will now be on permanent exhibition at the Anchorage House.  Also in attendance were Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Councillor Karen Ras (Ward 2), Councillor John Kovac (Ward 4) Charles Sultana, Consul General of Malta, and members of the Museums of Mississauga Advisory Committee.

The Skynner Cup is a commemorative silver cup gifted to British Royal Navy Commander John Skynner by the Maltese in the 1800’s.  The Cup was given to Skynner for his efforts in protecting Malta during the Napoleonic wars from 1796 to 1815.  The Skynner family lived in the Anchorage House which is now on the Bradley Museum site, from 1830 to 1890.

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