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January 2017

A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water

January 28 - September 10
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water JANUARY 28 TO SEPTEMBER 10 RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 | 6:30 PM A Ripple Effect examines Canadians’ relationship with fresh water by focusing on the Thames, Speed, and Eramosa rivers. Organized under the themes of work and play, the exhibition explores the ways in which we have used fresh water for domestic and industrial pursuits. Highly interactive, the exhibition features a variety of activities geared to families with young children as well as to…

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April 2017

Wall of Art: Fresh

April 11 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Reception: Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM | Guelph Civic Museum The Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph are pleased to present the “Wall of Art” juried exhibition series, featuring excellent artists from Guelph Arts Council’s membership. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience. For the upcoming exhibition, we invite…

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School’s Out, Cartooning is In

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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  On this PD Day, try your hand at cartooning with special guest Pablo of Pablo’s World of Cartoons. There will be two cartooning sessions, 11 AM and 2 PM  

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FREE

Fourth Friday: Mike Ford

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts To celebrate Canada at 150 and Guelph at 190, Guelph Museums presents Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concert Series. Kick off your weekend with a performance by Mike Ford! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 and 8 PM. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water and Wall of Art: Fresh Mike Ford is…

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May 2017

Tiny Tot Thursdays: Counting Down

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us on the first Thursday of each month for Tiny Tot fun! Drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children one to four years old and their caregivers. Circle time is at 11 AM. This month’s theme, Counting Down! Upcoming Tiny Tot Thursdays:   More themes coming soon!

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Admission by donation

Poppy Day

May 6
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Spring has sprung at McCrae House, with poppy plants and a Backyard Theatre preview! 11 AM:  Sneak preview of Guelph in Postcards: The McCrae Years by Jay Wilson– an original production created for Backyard Theatre 2017.  

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In Conversation with Amber Lloydlangston

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Explore exhibition, A Ripple Effect:  Canadians and Fresh Water with guest curator Amber Lloydlangston of Museum London. A Ripple Effect examines Canadians’ relationship with fresh water by focusing on the Thames, Speed, and Eramosa rivers. Organized under the themes of work and play, the exhibition explores the ways in which we have used fresh water for domestic and industrial pursuits. Highly interactive, the exhibition features a variety of activities geared to families with young children as well as to older…

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$15

Mother’s Day Tea

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Treat mom to an afternoon of tea, treats, and tea leaf reading right here at the Civic Museum! Amy Taylor of The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy will be here offering tea leaf readings for moms. There will be two seatings: 1 and 3PM. Tickets available for purchase online.

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Mother’s Day Tea

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Treat mom to an afternoon of tea, treats, and tea leaf reading right here at the Civic Museum! Amy Taylor of The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy will be here offering tea leaf readings for moms. There will be two seatings: 1 and 3PM. Tickets available for purchase online.

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FREE

Fourth Friday: Kennedy 7

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts To celebrate Canada at 150 and Guelph at 190, Guelph Museums presents Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concert Series. Kick off your weekend with a performance by Kennedy 7! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 and 8 PM. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water and Wall of Art: Fresh Drawing influences from…

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June 2017
Admission by donation

Building Canada Lecture: Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. June 14, Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion: Research relationships with Indigenous communities. Moderated by Malcolm Campbell, Vice President of Research at the University of Guelph. UPCOMING LECTURES…

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July 2017

Building Canada Lecture: Making Sense of our Nation

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. July 12, Kris Inwood, Making Sense of our Nation: Using the census and historical data to explain who we are and how we live.   UPCOMING…

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August 2017

Building Canada: Horse Power

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. August 9, Jeff Thomason presents Horse Power: Building Canada on the backs of horses. UPCOMING LECTURES: September 13             Lawrence Hill, Faction: The merging of fiction and…

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September 2017

Building Canada Lecture: Faction: The merging of fiction and Canadian history

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. September 13, Lawrence Hill presents Faction: The merging of fiction and Canadian history. Hill is the author of ten books including the novels The Book of Negroes and The…

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October 2017

Building Canada Lecture: Building Blocks of our Nation

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. October 11, Dennis Baker, Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity. Dennis Baker is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph, where he…

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November 2017

Building Canada Lecture: Canada’s Global DNA Detectives panel discussion

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. November 8, Why Research Matters presents Barcoding Canada: What does it mean for the future of biodiversity in Canada, Canada’s Global DNA detectives panel discussion. Conserving biodiversity…

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December 2017

Building Canada: Canada One Five Oh Em Gee

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. December 13, James Raffan presents Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song.

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