Mississauga Miracle: 40th Anniversary Event

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Heritage Mississauga

1921 Dundas Street West

Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2

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Mississauga Miracle: 40th Anniversary Event. Commemorating the 1979 train Derailment.

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Join Heritage Mississauga for an anniversary open house at “The Grange”, 1921 Dundas St. W on November 10th, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Take in the Mississauga Miracle Exhibition as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Special guest speaker To Be Announced.

Location: “The Grange”, 1921 Dundas Street West

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 pm

Do you remember the 1979 train derailment? November 10th marks the 40th anniversary of the Mississauga Train Derailment, also known as the Mississauga Miracle. This event saw over 240,000 residents evacuated from their homes; the largest peacetime evacuation in North America at that time. Fortunately, there were no deaths in the incident. To commemorate the anniversary, please join us for exhibitions and events taking place throughout Mississauga. Exhibitions, presented in partnership with Heritage Mississauga and the Museums of Mississauga, will be available at the Bradley Museum from September 21 to November 17, and at Heritage Mississauga office at “The Grange”, from October 29 - November 15. An Anniversary Event will take place on November 10 at “The Grange” and complimentary refreshments will be provided; all are welcome to attend.

Mississauga Miracle Exhibits

Exhibitions will run at both Bradley Museum and Heritage Mississauga office at “The Grange” and will feature local art, as well as archives and artifacts related to the derailment. Artifacts from the Museums’ collections include the Pressure Relief Valve from the derailed tanker, the final investigation report, images from a variety of sources including the Museums of Mississauga, Heritage Mississauga, PAMA, and other commemorative items.

A looping video compiled from 52 video oral histories of the experiences of those involved will also be featured; the interviews range from firefighters and politicians to residents that were evacuated from their homes.

Location: Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Road

Date: September 21 to November 17

Open: Thursday to Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Location: “The Grange”, 1921 Dundas Street West

Date: October 29 to November 15

Open: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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Heritage Mississauga

1921 Dundas Street West

Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2

Canada

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