Mr. Michael Avis

Our History

Historic Bovaird House

A NOTE FROM OUR chairman

With our nation's Sesqui-Centennial Year upon us, it is a fitting time to reflect on the importance of learning about our past.   While our heritage may not go back thousands of years as it does with many other cultures and while our country may indeed be very young we do, nonetheless,  have a uniquely Canadian heritage.  It is a heritage most worthy of recognition, preservation and promotion.

Undoubtedly there will be many celebrations throughout the year, and I urge everyone to support them.  For first, second and even third generation Canadians it’s both the perfect and appropriate time to exhibit some national pride, to stand up and wave the flag.  

Recently we have been happy to welcome and provide safe haven for many ‘new’ Canadians and our society is enhanced as some of their colourful cultural traditions are woven into the Canadian mosaic.  At the same time however it is hoped that this year many of our new 21st century ‘settlers’  will take the opportunity to learn and embrace at least some of the cultural heritage and history of their newly chosen home.

Canada’s 150th Anniversary comes but once  . . . let’s all get out and celebrate it!

1985 – Mossie Bovaird donates house and surrounding properties to City of Brampton. The City gave her a $2 cheque which was never cashed.


June 27, 1990 – Official dedication of Historic Bovaird House. The Historic Bovaird House is operated entirely by volunters who are known as the "Friends of Historic Bovaird House".

2014 - Pendergast Log House is moved from original location to Bovaird property

Visit Historic Bovaird House

The museum operates annually from mid-February to mid-December

The museum is open

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

(Last tour begins at 3:30)

Free General Admission

(Donations are always appreciated)

Ample on-site free parking