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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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January 2018

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 executive of the Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild, Guelph (CEGG) was established. The CEGG’s vision was to build on the heritage of embroidery through excellence and creativity…

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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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I STAND #InUnity

March 10 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 6:30 PM Of an estimated 4,200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada, only 1,200 are recognized by the RCMP. On October 19, 2017 hundreds of people from Guelph gathered to demonstrate against this disparity and to demand a healthier shared future. Together they formed a human medicine wheel, in the colours of the four directions, to communicate that MMIW is a national issue, not just an Indigenous issue. Through words and pictures, this…

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April 2018

Doors Open After Dark

April 21 @ 9:00 pm - April 22 @ 1:00 am
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

After a day exploring Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and historically and architecturally significant sites on the Doors Open tour presented by Guelph Arts Council, save some energy for the after party at Guelph Civic Museum.  Celebrate Guelph’s 191st birthday with pop-up art and history installations at and around the museum. This free event, coinciding with Doors Open Guelph, is aimed at creating opportunities to connect, explore and engage the community with history in unique ways. What to see Community…

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In the Footsteps of John McCrae Tour 2018

April 27 - May 5
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Honour Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 100 years after his passing, by participating in a guided tour tracing his overseas service, and paying your respects during a memorial service at his gravesite. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Canadian soldier, doctor and poet Lt. Col. John McCrae, exploring sites where he tended to the wounded and wrote In Flanders Fields, and visiting important First World War landmarks and historical sites, including Essex Field Dressing Station, the…

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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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