Hazel Journeaux McCallion was elected the third Mayor of the Mississauga in 1978. She served as Mayor of the City for 36 years, retiring in 2014. In 2005, Hazel was named runner up for the World Mayor Prize, and voted Canada’s most popular mayor in 2011. Hazel was nicknamed ‘Hurricane Hazel’ for her unique political style and no nonsense attitude.
The Museums of Mississauga acquired a significant and unique collection of items belonging to the former mayor. Included in the donation are gifts, photographs and commemorative items. Some were given in appreciation for her service; others to mark various anniversaries, celebrations and openings related to community groups and businesses. This collection highlights moments of her 36 years of service to the City of Mississauga.
The Museums of Mississauga manage two archaeological collections in addition to their substantial artifact collections; The Cherry Hill Archaeological Collection and the Benares Archaeological Collection.