Step back in time at one of Mississauga's most charming and beautiful museum complexes and take in the sights, sounds, and excitement of The Engagement at Bradley - An 1812 Event. Over one-hundred registered reenactors and interpreters will bring an early 19th century Upper Canadian military camp to life with mock battles, military displays, and of course, sutleries (or local artisans and merchants selling period goods.)  Kids have a crafts area and can take part in a "mini militia" where they learn the drill practised by the defenders of Canada from over two-hundred years ago. Throughout the weekend, the mock battles will pit the American forces against British, Canadian, and Native warriors with the sound of musket fire echoing off the glorious fall colours of the museum's impressive park space. Something for the whole family!

Planning Your Visit:

Date: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd - 2017

Public Hours: 11am until 5pm

Entrance Fees:

Adult $6.00 +tax
Student / Senior $4.80 +tax
Child 3-12 $4.80 +tax
Family (up to 5 people) $15.00 +tax

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Please visit our FAQ page for the most common questions we've received so far... http://engagement1812.com/index.php/FAQInfo

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Bradley Museum is located at 1620 Orr Road, Mississauga, Ontario

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/bradleymuseum
https://culture.mississauga.ca/museums

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Bradley Museum Information:

https://culture.mississauga.ca/museums

See the site on Google Maps: http://2ndyork.com/links/googlemapbradley/

Trip Advisor: http://2ndyork.com/links/bradleytripadvisor/

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY:

11:00am - Site is open to the public
11:30am - 12:15pm The Americans Advance! (Scrimmage)
12:20pm - 1:00pm Guided Tour of the Site starts at the Log Cabin
12:30pm - 1:00pm Mini Militia (Training your kids to be a proper sodjer! Meet at the Log Cabin)
1:15pm - 1:30pm Musket Demo / Drill - How our firelocks work and how we use them
2:45pm - 3:45pm - The Engagement! (Battle)
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm -  Guided Tour of the Site starts at the Log Cabin
5pm - Site closes to the public

SUNDAY:

11:00am - Site is open to the public
11:30am - 12:15pm Feeling Out The Enemy (Scrimmage)
12:20pm - 1:00pm Guided Tour of the Site starts at the Log Cabin
12:30pm - 1:00pm Mini Militia (Training your kids to be a proper sodjer! Meet at the Log Cabin)
1:15pm - 1:30pm Musket Demo / Drill - How our firelocks work and how we use them
2:45pm - 3:45pm - The Invasion Repulsed! (Battle)
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm -  Guided Tour of the Site starts at the Log Cabin
5pm - Site closes to the public


ONGOING DEMONSTRATIONS (Saturday and Sunday):

Family / kids programs in Log Cabin (Crafts and Creations!)
11:00am to 2:30pm and then 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Cooking Demonstrations
12 noon to 4:00 pm (in Bradley House and in the Encampment)

Royal Navy (For The Trafalgar Anniversary)
Check back for schedules - To be held near their longboat, The Psyche!

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MERCHANTS (Sutlers):

Sutler's Row (our historic merchant's area) is open from 11am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Kind Fibres - https://www.facebook.com/KindFibres/

Carrying handwoven articles (made by the proprietor), 100% wool yarn, drop spinning kits, lucets, and corkers.  You can also find books.which teach historic fingerweaving and sprang.

Helmut & Co.

Working Smithy!

Linda's Early Fashions - http://www.lindasearlyfashions.com/

Period men's and Women's Fashions as well as accessories.

Lone Wolf's Trading Post

Sanderson Leather

Leather and fur items... belts, straps, bags... all made by hand.

Kinninkinnick Trading Company - http://kinnikinnicktradingcompany.com

An Indigenous 1812 trading company.

Bad Billy's Blades

Widow Angle's Curiosities and Notions

Items, crafts, and fine Ontario honey!

...as well as displays in this area...

Living History Display

Books on the War of 1812 and a living history display.  The display consists of what a soldier would have and children's toys.

The Surgeon's Display

If you visit this display and hear, "It'll have to come off!", it may be a good time - in the modern world - to get a second opinion. Examine and learn about battlefield medicine from over two-hundred years ago.

 

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How To Get To The Event...

-- Via Public Transit:

From Clarkson Go Station, take the 23 bus East and hop off at Meadow Wood Rd. - Walk South to Orr Rd. (about twenty minutes at a normal step) and turn left. The camp and museum will be on your right.

...or...

From Clarkson Go Station, take the 29 bus South on Southdown Rd. which will turn East on Orr Rd. - Hop off at Inverhouse Dr. - Walk East along Orr Rd. (about eighteen minutes at a normal step) and the camp and museum will be on your right.

-- Via car:

  From the QEW:
Exit the highway at Erin Mills Parkway/Southdown Road and go South (along Southdown). In 2.8km (about two miles - past Royal Windsor Dr.) turn left onto Orr Rd. Travel along Orr Rd. for about 1.3km (about a mile) and the museum is on your right.

  From Lakeshore West/Royal Windsor Dr.
Take Clarkson Rd. South to Orr Rd. and turn left. It should be your first right-hand turn into the museum parking.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE (October 17th 2017)

Due to construction, the turn from Southdown road onto Orr Rd. is closed to vehicular traffic.  Luckily, several other routes nearby exist... one block North of Orr Rd. is Bonnymede which you can take to Iverhouse, turn right, and follow down to Orr Rd.

Also, you can take Lakeshore Rd. West to Clarkson Rd. and follow it South to Orr as well.  See map below...

 



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