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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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February 2018

Toys and Games

February 6 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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March 2018

Focusing on Nature: Photography in the Natural World

March 10 - June 10
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Photograph of green leaf with caterpillar trails

A collaboration between Focus on Nature and Guelph Museums. Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 6:30 PM   Photography provides new ways of seeing and understanding our local environment. Today’s technological, urbanized culture meets the natural world in this exhibition of digital photographs created by Guelph youth through Focus on Nature, a local organization that connects kids to nature through photography. The exhibition includes photographic artifacts from the Guelph Museums’ collection and from private collections. These historical objects combined with the…

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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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The 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…

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May 2018

Fourth Friday: Storyteller Brad Woods and the Great Wooden Trio

May 25 @ 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 Storyteller Brad Woods and the Great Wooden Trio! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 PM. Brad will be accompanied by Kev Morse, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the Great Wooden Trio. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including Focusing on Nature, LGBT2Q+ Pride, and Wall of Art: Guelph Pride 2018 Brad Woods has told stories…

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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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Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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FREE

PRACTICES: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 6, JULY 4, AND AUGUST 1 · 7 PM FULL CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 · 6:30 PM Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day.

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