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December 2017

From Convent to Museum: The Renovation Story

December 5, 2017 - December 2, 2018
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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  The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose members are commonly known as the Sisters of Loretto, is a Roman Catholic congregation founded in France in 1609. In 1847, the Loretto Sisters arrived in Canada and by 1856 they had established a convent in Guelph, located on “Catholic Hill” near to the Church of Our Lady Immaculate (built between 1875 and 1883, designated as a basilica in 2014). The Loretto Sisters opened the first Catholic school in the county…

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April 2018

Guelph Pride 2018: Celebrating 15 Years

April 27 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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In 2018, Guelph Pride celebrates 15 years of LGBT2Q+ culture and community in Guelph and Wellington County. Guelph Museums celebrates this significant moment through an exhibition that advocates for accessibility, inclusivity and historical knowledge among all LGBT2Q+ identified persons and their allies. Organized in timelines, we consider LGBT2Q+ human rights, the emergence of the Pride movement and the adoption of the rainbow as a signifier of diversity and inclusion, and Guelph’s own LGBT2Q+ stories. Co-presented by Guelph Pride, Guelph Museums,…

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Wall of Art: Guelph Pride 2018

April 27 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Museums and the Guelph Arts Council are pleased to present the “Wall of Art” juried exhibition series, featuring excellent artists from the LGBT2Q+ Community. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience. In 2018, Guelph Pride celebrates 15 years of LGBT2Q+ culture and community. Guelph Museums marks this significant moment through an exhibition…

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June 2018

Voices from the Engraver

June 5 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Experience the creative process, technical skill, and artistry that underlies the production of Canadian stamps and bank notes.

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Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way

June 16 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM In any style, cursive text, also known as handwriting, script, longhand, or running text, is the joining of the character symbols of language in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster and more efficient. Ancient cultures developed systems of writing that have evolved and persisted into the 21st century. Featuring artifacts selected from the permanent collection, this exhibition traces the history of penmanship, never more compelling than in the digital age.

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July 2018

Tea at Two

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 2, 2018

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$15

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 26 TO SEPTEMBER 2 · 2 TO 4 PM · $15 + HST RESERVATIONS AT GUELPHMUSEUMS.CA Tour McCrae House, then relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. Menu includes McCrae House Tea, scones with whipped cream, jam and berries and treats. Please ensure your reserve the number of “tickets” needed for all persons in your reservation. Seating is limited. All teas start at 2:00 p.m. $15.00 per person + tax paid the day of your reservation…

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Backyard Theatre: Mary’s Wedding

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

One event on July 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$20

Set against the backdrop of the First World War, Mary’s Wedding is an epic story of love, hope and survival. Written by Stephen Massicotte. Directed by Jay Wilson. Featuring Jessi Elgood and Tayves Fiddis. Wednesday through Saturday, July 7 to July 21 | 7 PM Saturday matinees, July 14 and 21 | 3 PM   Synopsis: Mary’s Wedding tells the story of Mary and Charlie, two young lovers in rural Alberta. From the blossoming of their love on the vast…

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Fourth Friday: Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Kick off your weekend with a performance by The Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performance by The Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies Duo at 7 p.m. Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd’s vocal harmonies will take you on a journey through the 1940s to 1960s Pop, Rock, Jazz and R&B – to more recent country, folk and bluegrass,…

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