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August 2018

Revelations from the Collection 

August 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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A revealing look, through photography, at selected artifacts from the collections featuring ordinary objects made extraordinary.

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September 2018

Brewing Changes Guelph

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Label illustration and design: Lind Design   Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise, fall and resurrection of Guelph breweries. Whether one has worked in the brewing industry or has never tasted beer before, visitors will learn how brewing has benefitted and continues to benefit our city. The story begins with whiskey, early independent innkeepers and entrepreneurs, includes English immigrant brewers who established…

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October 2018

Coming Home: First World War at 100 Years

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. marked the profound but symbolic end to the four-year conflict on the Western Front. After the last gun sounded, an eerie quiet must have greeted the soldiers along the front lines. The world was finally ready for peace. In Guelph, people celebrated the end of the First World War but grieved the loss of over 250 local men and women who died in the conflict. Families looked forward to their loved ones returning home…

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November 2018

Winter Wonderful: The Game of Carpet Ball

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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During the cold winter months, both children and adults engage in seasonal outdoor activities, such as hockey or tobogganing. Winter evenings are often spent indoors, playing board games or watching movies. A hundred years ago, the game of carpet ball was a popular winter sport, played inside of course! Similar in gameplay to curling and bowling, carpet ball was especially popular in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but the game has existed for thousands of years.…

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January 2019

Military Lecture: Before Shell Shock

January 17 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation

Amy Milne-Smith presents, Before Shell Shock: Failed Minds and Failing Men in the 19th century British Military. Looking at contemporary ideas of insanity and the potential dangers for men at war from the Crimea to the Boer War provides an important context to the voluminous literature on battle fatigue and the First World War. However, any attempt to “find” examples shell shock or PTSD in the nineteenth-century archive is an ill-fated search. Doctors often failed to determine or record the cause…

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School’s Out, Museum’s In PD Day – En français!

January 18
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Contes chanson et bricos en français avec Colette. L'heure du conte,  à 10h30, 13h30, et 15h30. Storytime will be followed by a craft. The theme is "Winter fun" or "Plaisirs d'hiver". Colette has selected two books, "Saute, Lapin!" by Claudia Rueda and "Le nez du bonhomme de neige by Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal.

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Celebrating Robbie Burns: Storytelling

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us as we celebrate Robbie Burns Day at the Civic Museum! Family storytelling at 11 AM and 3 PM with Scottish entertainer, Seamus Gunn, who will be telling traditional stories such as How the thistle saved Scotland, Bruce and the Spider, and Why the Saltaire is our flag. General admission.

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Celebrating Robbie Burns: Scotch Tasting

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$40

A new offering this year for Robbie Burns Day! Join us in celebration of Robert Burns, “Scotland’s Favourite Son”, with a Scotch tasting, piping in of the haggis performed by Guelph Pipe Band, Address to the haggis and storytelling with Seamus Gunn, and traditional Scottish music performed by the Riverside Celtic College Alumni. We will taste a flight of 2 Scotch samples and learn about the different aromas, flavours, and aging techniques from scotch aficionado Norm Litchfield. Limited capacity, tickets…

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