May is Museum Month, how are you celebrating?

Museum month is coming to a close and museums across our region have been celebrating with programs, events, and exhibitions. This month, when you explore the museums in your own backyard, you’ll have the chance to win a Wellington/Waterloo Museums prize package and a stay at Langdon Hall.

Visit any two Wellington/Waterloo museums during the month of May and enter to win a prize basket that includes museum passes, artwork, memberships and a stay at the elegant Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa. Visitors will receive a ballot upon entry and must visit a minimum of two museums to enter their ballot in the draw. The winner will be announced June 15th.

Participating attractions include: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Castle Kilbride, City of Waterloo Museum, Fashion History Museum, , Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Steckle Farm, The Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo Region Museum, TheMuseum, University of Waterloo: Earth Sciences Museum, Wellington County Museum & Archives, and Guelph Museums.

At the heart of Guelph in the former Loretto Convent, Guelph Civic Museum showcases Guelph’s history through permanent and changing exhibits, a fun and interactive families gallery and special events and activities.

While visiting, explore featured exhibitions Focusing on Nature: Photography in the Natural World and LGBT2Q+ Pride. Focusing on Nature is an exhibition of digital photography created by Guelph youth through Focus on Nature, a local organization that connects kids to nature through photography.

LGBT2Q+ Pride celebrates 15 years of Guelph Pride with an exhibition that explores human rights, the emergence of the Pride movement, the adoption of the rainbow as a signifier of diversity and inclusion, and Guelph’s own LGBT2Q+ stories.

A short drive away, McCrae House National Historic Site, located at 108 Water Street, is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”  Exhibitions provide information about his upbringing in Guelph, his medical career, his artistic pursuits, his adventures, and his military service.

Visit guelphmuseums.ca to learn more about what’s on at Guelph Museums and about some of the exciting programs coming this summer.

Now, get out there and show your local museums some love!

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted by Sarah Ball on May 23, 2018

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