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Beards and Barbershops

August 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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The Sweet Life: Treats and Sweets in Guelph

September 12, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience

November 5, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Five short films and an installation featuring stories and objects contributed by Mwangi Wa Wairimu (Kenya), Oluwaseun Jilani (Nigeria), Amira AL Tahhan (Syria), Nicola Maggs (England) and Farshad Mazloumi (Iran). Transported is directed by Dawn Matheson with cinematography and editing by Erin MacIndoe Sproule and is part of the Guelph Film Festival’s annual Hidden Histories project, presented in…

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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…

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Needle Art Expressions: Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, Guelph

January 16 - April 29
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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In 1976, a local group of Anglican women with an interest in making liturgical embroidery established ‘The St. James Embroiderers.’ They soon realized that the group needed more structure and to include other forms of needle work. In spring of 1977, with advice from the Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, London (a textile arts group), the first…

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Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Lt.Col. John McCrae’s Passing

January 28
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Remembering Lt. Col. John McCrae on the centenary of his passing Please join us to commemorate the life and legacy of Lt. Col. McCrae: 10 AM to 5 PM – Guelph Civic Museum Displays and Reflections.  Free admission John McCrae: Doctor, Soldier, Poet Video Schedule 10:30 AM – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Memorial Service 12:30…

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To The Gathering Place

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 6:30 PM From the Attawandaron Nation that gathered to farm and trade, to the most recent newcomers journeying from across the globe, Guelph has been shaped and enriched by the individuals and families who have traveled to it. Through personal accounts, artifacts and images, To the Gathering Place presents an engaging…

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Canadian, Eh! A History of the Nation’s Signs and Symbols

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 6:30 PM Performance by Annakin Slayd at 7 PM Through art and artifacts, explore the official and unofficial signs and symbols that communicate our history, culture, and distinct national identity. “Our national identity is complex and nuanced,” says Dawn Owen, Curator at Guelph Museums. “And so too are the signifiers of our…

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3:00 pm

John McCrae: His Life In Words, Images and Song

January 28 @ 3:00 pm
River Run Centre, Cooperators Hall, 35 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V1 Canada
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We remember Lt-Col John McCrae on the centenary of his passing with a tribute by Hugh Brewster and the Elora Singers. The engaging narrative complemented by remarkable images and video takes us from life in Edwardian Guelph to South Africa during the Boer War to a vice-regal canoe trip to Hudson’s Bay to the trenches…

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