Monday, 19 March 2012

Welcome to the Brant Historical Society Blog

In an ongoing effort to share knoweldge and information, the Brant Historical Society has decided to start a blog that will explore not only our community's history and heritage, but also the behind the scene's work that goes into managing a community museum - how exhibits are designed, programs created, and the ways we work to make our organization more relevant and meaningful to the community we serve.

The Brant Historical Society collects, preserves and shares the history and heritage of Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, and New Credit and operates the Brant Museum and Archives and Myrtleville House Museum.  You can find out more by visiting our website at

I have always described museums as icebergs.  What you see when you visit or take part in a program is just a small portion of what actually goes on in the museum.  The collections we care for, the research that goes into an exhibit or education program, the types of programs that are delivered, are all very important in creating a wholistic experience while ensuring that our community's stories are collected, preserved, and shared.

This blog will explore our collections, programs, history, and community role and we welcome your comments, questions and feedback in our efforts to make the Brant Historical Society and the museums we operate more relevant because your history matters.

We look forward to sharing and learning with you.

Joan Kangian
Executive Director
Brant Museum & Archives
Myrtleville House Museum

1 comment:

  1. Hi I am looking to lealrn more about my great Uncle James Hyslop. He was a sign painter and worked at Scarfe. He also did oil painting, and finely detail fret work wood crafts (ie. Lords Prayer)wondering if archives knows anything about his artwork? He died in 1964 in Brantford. Gary Moon