Joseph Brant Day in Burlington – August 2nd

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Joseph Brant lives on in Brant County and Brantford as a namesake, but there is very little going on locally that commemorates and actively keeps his story alive.

In the city of Burlington, Ontario, they have Brant Street, the Joseph Brant Hospital and the Joseph Brant Museum – and every year on the August Civic Holiday they celebrate Joseph Brant Day:

August 2nd, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the City of Burlington and one of the area’s most famous original settlers—Joseph Brant Thayendanegea!

Come for an incredible line-up of music and entertainment at one of Burlington’s best parks!

Featuring:

Sophisticated Swing, a 19-piece big band orchestra that gets your toes tapping with their sparkling performance

The Lost Dancers of the Six Nations who engage you in a mesmerizing presentation of art, dance and Six Nations culture

Encampment and drilling demonstrations by The 22nd U.S. Infantry, Henderson’s Co., historic re-enactors who bring history to life.

Community exhibitors, a summer BBQ and refreshment stands, splash park for kids, fair-style games, crafts and hands-on activities, a treasure hunt adventure, artisans and vendors, the famous Joseph Brant Day Silent Auction and other attractions.

As well, on July 31, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. meet at the Joseph Brant Museum for a special evening celebrating the legacy of Joseph Brant.

Joseph Brant Museum
1240 North Shore Blvd. East
Burlington, ON L7S 1C5

For more information call 905-634-3556.

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