Mississauga Miracle – The Story of the 1979 Train Derailment

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 will run at both Bradley Museum and Heritage Mississauga “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 our collection, Mississauga Heritage and Peel Archives, and more commemorative items. A looping video compiled from 50 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
End Date: November 17, 2019
Open: Thursday to Sunday, Noon – 4pm

Location: Heritage Mississauga “The Grange”, 1921 Dundas Street West
End Date: November 15, 2019
Open: Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Event site: https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/benares-historic-house/mississauga-miracle

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