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Terry Copp opens annual Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2018-2019 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, September 27 when Terry Copp presents “Cities in Crisis: Montreal and Guelph in 1918. How citizens of Canadian cities responded to the challenges of the…

Fallen First World War soldiers remembered through digital memorial at Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums joins 60 other locations across Canada and around the world in presenting The World Remembers, a nationwide commemoration of the First World War. Leading up to Remembrance Day, The World Remembers, a digital memorial, will display the names of 1,003,167 names of those killed in 1918, including those registered as official war deaths…

Cheers to new brewing exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum

Much anticipated exhibition, Brewing Changes Guelph opens at Guelph Civic Museum Saturday, September 15. Guest curated by Eric Payseur, Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise, fall and resurrection of Guelph breweries. Whether one has worked in the…

Guelph Museums will tour Scotland in the footsteps of John Galt in 2019

May 2, 2019 will mark the 240th birthday of John Galt – the Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, political and social commentator, and Canada Company superintendent who founded Guelph and Goderich, Ontario in 1827. Guelph Museums, in partnership with Frederick Travel, will lead a commemorative tour in Scotland next spring to explore Galt’s homeland, discover his influences…

Weekly early years program launching at the Civic Museum in September

EarlyON Child and Family Centre will offer a weekly program for children from birth to 6 years old and their families at Guelph Civic Museum beginning Wednesday, September 5. The museum will be the Downtown EarlyON Playtime location with free drop-in family programming from 9:30 to 11:30 AM every Wednesday. EarlyON Playtime at Guelph Civic…

Vocal Harmonies Duo to perform at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON July 19, 2018: The Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies Duo will perform at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, July 27 as part of the museum’s Fourth Friday concert series. Lewis is a seasoned, versatile jazz vocalist. Lewis’ began her career in the roots and R&B genres, and quickly became a regular featured…

Backyard Theatre returns to McCrae House. You’re invited to Mary’s Wedding!

GUELPH, ON, June 28, 2018: McCrae House Backyard Theatre returns for another year with Mary’s Wedding. The show opens Saturday, July 7 and runs Wednesdays through Saturdays until July 21 at 7 p.m. in the backyard of McCrae House. New this year, there will be Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. on July 14 and 21.…

Shannon Kingsbury to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating summer exhibitions at Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions on Friday, June 22 with free admission and a free concert at the Civic Museum. Shannon Kingsbury will perform as part of the Fourth Friday concert series to mark the opening of Voices from the Engraver, and Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way. Singer-songwriter and…