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Although the City’s museums are tied to our historic houses, the Museums of Mississauga collect all of Mississauga’s history with a focus on contemporary events. In accordance with our
mandate, we acquire artifacts that touch on the recent past and the changing world around us.
Here are some of the latest items from our collection.
Trade Sign, Blue Suede Sues, 1989
Founded in 1989, Blue Suede Sue’s was Mississauga’s oldest nightclub located at 75 Watline Ave. The popular entertainment venue closed down in May 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ice Hockey Helmet, ca. 1968
Designed by Charles Patterson and produced at Cooksville’s Perdix Research Ltd. It was the first rigid hockey helmet marketed in North America.
Camera, ca. 1965
Graflex Crown Graphic Camera made by Kodak. Used by Al Betts between 1965 and 2017.
Book. The Amazing Zoe Defeats the Germie Germlins, 2020
Written by Mississauga author Valene Campbell, who was inspired to write the book because she noticed a lack of diversity in the main characters of children's books. It was also written at the time that COVID-19 hit and she was seeing how Black communities were being affected by pandemic.
Innocent Youths Compact Disc, 2008
Innocent Youths (1977) was the only album of Earth, Roots and Water, the house band for Summer Records. Summer Records was located in the Malton area of Mississauga and was owned and produced by Jerry Brown. Brown and most members of the band were originally from Jamaica.
Deerskin scroll presented to Mayor Robert Speck of the Town of Mississauga by Mississaugas of the New Credit (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation). Given on the occasion of the birth of the town, January 1st, 1968.
Carving, ca. 1997
Granite carving featuring the original logo for the Living Arts Centre. Made by Fund Raise Ltd of Bosie Idaho. The logo was later redeveloped for the facility’s 20th anniversary back in 2017.
Vial and Syringe, 2020
Used to administer the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Peel Region. Given a Registered Nurse at Camilla Care Community
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Card Reader, 1996
Used at Playdium Park, Mississauga. It was one of the original styles used in the snack back called ‘Megabytes’. Located under the counter, a person would swipe their card and push a button to agree with charges.
Advertising Sign, Playdium, ca. 1995
Playdium, an indoor and outdoor recreational centre, was located in the City Centre area and operated from 1995 until 2020.
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