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A week of remembrance with Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, November 1, 2017: Guelph Museums will be marking Remembrance Week with activities at McCrae House, the birthplace of Guelph-born doctor, soldier and poet John McCrae, leading up to November 11. Sunday, November 5, visitors to McCrae House will have an opportunity to chat with local veterans and thank them for their service from…

Canadian jazz icon Andrew Craig to play free Oh Canada Concert at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, October 23, 2017: Accomplished Canadian musician Andrew Craig and his newest band, ‘AC and Soul Trio,’ will perform at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, October 27 as part of the Fourth Friday Oh Canada Concert series. With numerous credits in theatre, radio and TV, and proficiency in various music genres including gospel, jazz and…

Eric Story opens annual Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, October 11, 2017: Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2017-2018 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, October 19 when Eric Story presents ‘The Twin Legacies of War: Indigenous Veterans, Colonialism and Political Activism, 1914-1939’. Story is…

Guelph remembers fallen First World War soldiers through digital memorial

GUELPH, ON, October 5, 2017: 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, a digital memorial at McCrae House will display the names of 700,000 people killed in action in 1917, including 20,400…

Celebrate Culture Days with Chew Chew at the Choo Choo

Celebrate Culture Days with Chew Chew at the Choo Choo GUELPH, ON, September 25, 2017 – Locomotive 6167 in downtown Guelph will be the centre of attention Saturday, September 30 with railway-inspired music, food and all-ages activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of locomotive’s arrival in Guelph. Visitors will meet 6167 restoration volunteers and learn…

Canada 150, Guelph 190 continues with new exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum

Canada 150, Guelph 190 continues with new exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum GUELPH, ON, September 21, 2017 — Canadian, Eh! A History of the Nation’s Signs and Symbols and Wall of Art: Standing Guard launch at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 22 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Created and circulated by Museum London, Canadian,…

Sons of ‘17 join Guelph Museums 2018 John McCrae memorial tour of Belgium and France

Sons of ‘17 join Guelph Museums 2018 John McCrae memorial tour of Belgium and France GUELPH, ON, August 30, 2017: Mike Ford and Murray Foster will bring their acclaimed Sons of ’17 show on the road with Guelph Museums during the “In the Footsteps of John McCrae” tour of Belgium and France. The play depicts…

Early Guelph revisited during Guelph Museums’ Spirit Walk 1867

Early Guelph revisited during Guelph Museums’ Spirit Walk 1867 GUELPH, ON, August 28, 2017: On Sunday, September 17, savour the tales Guelph’s spirits have to tell during Guelph Museums’ Spirit Walk at Woodlawn Memorial Park. With tours departing from the mausoleum, the annual Spirit Walk takes participants on a guided tour through the historic cemetery…