Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Colors Bradley House Museums Mississauga

I stopped by the Bradley Museum in Mississauga to check for changing Fall colors on the maple trees, and happened upon an Art Walk as a bonus! Here are a few pictures of this historic property, with links at the bottom of the page for more information. Tip: Click on image to enlarge, then click Back button to return to this page.

Bradley Museum Sign Post

Bradley Museum and Bradley House are at 1620 Orr Road, in the south Clarkson area of  Mississauga. During the early spring maple syrup season, the museum parking lots are full, and parking is allowed on one side of Orr Road (map at bottom of post).

Maple Trees in Red, Bradley House in Yellow

A few of the maples had begun to sport lovely red foliage, like this one, beside the lane that leads to the original Bradley House and its old style kitchen and antique filled rooms.

Museum Staff in Period Costumes - Bradley Museum

Two ladies in period costume headed past the barn to start the kitchen fire in Bradley House. Couldn't resist - how cute is this? I'm looking for pretty leaves and trees, and I get a double bonus: Cue the actors and Art Walk!

Old Time Kitchen Chores ~ Light the Fire

Though this day was fairly warm, the inside of the farm house was chilly, so the staff lit the fire in the fireplace. The table was set with utensils and mixing bowls, and the hearth held the cooking pots. I didn't linger to watch the cooking demo, but I have on previous visits. Well worth the trip!

Bradley House Interior - Museum Artefacts

This photo shows another area of the Bradley house, including the old wood stove and various barrels, churns and pots.

Inside The Anchorage - Bradley Museum Visitor Centre

The Anchorage is a grander home moved from its original location to its current home on the museum grounds, and it is used as the Visitors Centre (with public washrooms).

The Log Cabin - Bradley Museum Historic Newbie

The Log Cabin is the most recent addition to the grounds of the Bradley Museum, relocating here only a few years ago from Port Credit. Thanks to the efforts of concerned Mississauga residents, the Log Cabin was not demolished, but preserved for the museum.

Decorated Lawn Chair @ Bradley

Just outside The Anchorage, this gaily painted lawn chair seems to invite visitors to set a spell. See the links below for more information, directions and hours of operation for Bradley Mueum, and do try to drop by to check the Fall foliage colours before rain and wind take them away for another year!


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Sheila and Keith said...

What a little gem to find on such a beautiful day, and such pretty colors, too.

Karen said...

Thanks, Sheila!

One of the reasons I love living in Mississauga - so many neat places to go walkabout!

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