Musings

This Day In Guelph History: March 17, 1874

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. March 17, 1874 Contracts were given out for the construction of…

Erin Go Bragh – A St. Patrick’s Day Tale

A seemingly mysterious photo in the Guelph Museums collection actually has quite the story. An OAC Review (vol.35, no.8) article titled, “In the Name of St. Patrick” tells the tale of a great St. Patrick’s Day campus battle. On March 17, 1923, a clash broke out between a group of freshmen and sophomores. The first…

This Day In Guelph History: March 10, 1998

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. March 10, 1998 “No more treks to Kitchener, great relief for…

This Day In Guelph History: March 2, 1957

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. March 2, 1957 “Institute New Masonic Lodge in Royal City on…

This Day In Guelph History: February 26, 1872

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. February 26, 1872 The Council of Agricultural and Arts Association visited…

This Day in Guelph History: February 17, 1923

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. February 17, 1923 Mr. Westoby, President of War Memorial Association, announced…

This Day In Guelph History: February 15, 1989

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. Feb 15, 1989 Big Brother’s ‘Bowl for Millions’ raised their target…

This Day In Guelph History: February 14, 1869

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. February 14, 1869  The Mercury’s proprietors, John McLagan and James Innes,…