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June 2017

To The Gathering Place

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 6:30 PM From the Attawandaron Nation that gathered to farm and trade, to the most recent newcomers journeying from across the globe, Guelph has been shaped and enriched by the individuals and families who have traveled to it. Through personal accounts, artifacts and images, To the Gathering Place presents an engaging selection of stories of those who have searched for new beginnings in Guelph. Guest curated by Lisa Hunter. Funded in part by the Government of…

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August 2017

Beards and Barbershops

August 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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September 2017

The Sweet Life: Treats and Sweets in Guelph

September 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Wall of Art: Standing Guard

September 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Opening reception: September 22 | 6:30 PM Performance by Annakin Slayd | 7 PM   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.…

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Canadian, Eh! A History of the Nation’s Signs and Symbols

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 6:30 PM Performance by Annakin Slayd at 7 PM Through art and artifacts, explore the official and unofficial signs and symbols that communicate our history, culture, and distinct national identity. “Our national identity is complex and nuanced,” says Dawn Owen, Curator at Guelph Museums. “And so too are the signifiers of our nationhood. From the iconic landscapes of the Group of Seven to our edible exports (beer, maple syrup, and poutine), from our national sports (lacrosse in…

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October 2017

The World Remembers

October 5 - November 11
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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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 Canadians, serving at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and Hill 70. The World Remembers is an initiative of remembrance, education, and international understanding. Names of the fallen First World War soldiers from…

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Military Lecture: The Twin Legacies of War

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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The Twin Legacies of War: Indigenous Veterans, Colonialism and Political Activism, 1914-1939 presented by Eric Story. Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies   Upcoming Lectures: November 16 – Mike Bechthold, Bloody April: The Air Battle Over Vimy and Arras in 1917 January 18 – Alexander Maavara presents First World War British Imperial Defence February 15 – Lyndsay Rosenthal presents A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force March 22 – Katrina Pasierbek presents…

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Celebrate Like It’s 1867 Tea

October 22 @ 1:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Treat yourself to an 1867 themed afternoon tea at the Civic Museum. There will be two seatings, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Relax and enjoy the season with fresh scones, jam, shortbread cookies, fresh fruit and bottomless pots of McCrae Private Blend and Guelph Town Garden Blend teas.  While at the museum, visit the current galleries and exhibitions, including Canadian Eh? and To the Gathering Place. Tickets in advance | $15 + HST   The 1 p.m. seating is…

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Celebrate Like It’s 1867 Tea

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$15

Treat yourself to an 1867 themed afternoon tea at the Civic Museum. There will be two seatings, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Relax and enjoy the season with fresh scones, jam, shortbread cookies, fresh fruit and bottomless pots of McCrae Private Blend and Guelph Town Garden Blend teas.  While at the museum, visit the current galleries and exhibitions, including Canadian Eh? and To the Gathering Place. Tickets in advance | $15 + HST   The 1 p.m. seating is…

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School’s Out, Museum’s In PD Day

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on November 24, 2017 at 10:00am

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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No teachers, no books, but lots of great activities at Guelph Civic Museum all day.  

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Fourth Friday: Andrew Craig

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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FREE

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 Andrew Craig! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 PM. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including To The Gathering Place, Canadian, Eh! and Wall of Art: Standing Guard. Andrew Craig is a true Renaissance man in the arts: singer, multi-instrumentalist,…

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November 2017

An Evening of Storytelling: Jan Sherman

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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FREE

Join the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and special guests. November 1                Jan Sherman December 6                Seasonal stories and treats

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Thank a Veteran

November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Admission by donation

Join us at McCrae House, where local veterans will be on hand to visit and exchange stories.  

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Building Canada Lecture: Barcoding Canada

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 with Bob…

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Remembrance Day

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Admission by donation

9 AM               Remembrance service by Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234  

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Military Lecture: Bloody April

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation

Bloody April: The Air Battle Over Vimy and Arras in 1917 presented by Mike Bechthold. Offered in partnership with Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies   Upcoming Lectures: January 18 – Alexander Maavara presents First World War British Imperial Defence February 15 – Lyndsay Rosenthal presents A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force March 22 – Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers

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Fourth Friday: The Cocksure Lads

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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FREE

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 The Cocksure Lads - Mike Ford and Murray Foster! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 PM. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including To The Gathering Place, Canadian Eh? and Wall of Art: Standing Guard. In 2010, Murray Foster and…

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December 2017

Celebrate Like It’s 1967 Tea

December 3 @ 1:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$15

Treat yourself to a centennial themed afternoon tea at the Civic Museum. There will be two seatings, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Relax and enjoy the season with fresh scones, jam, shortbread cookies, fresh fruit and bottomless pots of McCrae Private Blend and Guelph Town Garden Blend teas.  While at the museum, visit the current galleries and exhibitions, including Canadian Eh? and To the Gathering Place. Tickets in advance | $15 + HST

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Celebrate Like It’s 1967 Tea

December 3 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$15

Treat yourself to a centennial themed afternoon tea at the Civic Museum. There will be two seatings, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Relax and enjoy the season with fresh scones, jam, shortbread cookies, fresh fruit and bottomless pots of McCrae Private Blend and Guelph Town Garden Blend teas.  While at the museum, visit the current galleries and exhibitions, including Canadian Eh? and To the Gathering Place. Tickets in advance | $15 + HST

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An Evening of Storytelling: Seasonal stories and treats

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and special guests. December 6                Seasonal stories and treats

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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.   Funded in part by the Government of…

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Fourth Friday: D’eve Archer

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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FREE

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 D'eve Archer! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 PM. Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including To The Gathering Place, Canada Eh and Wall of Art: Standing Guard. Blending musical elements of her Jamaican heritage, with her small town Canadian…

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January 2018

Military Lecture: First World War British Imperial Defence

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation

Alexander Maavara presents First World War British Imperial Defence. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Admission by donation.   Upcoming Lectures: February 15 – Lyndsay Rosenthal presents A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force March 22 – Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers

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February 2018

Military Lecture: A Plague of Diseased Soldiers

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation

Lyndsay Rosenthal presents A Plague of Diseased Soldiers: Venereal Disease and the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Admission by donation.   Upcoming Lecture: March 22 – Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers

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March 2018

Military Lecture: Underground at Vimy

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation

Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Admission by donation.

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April 2018

In the Footsteps of John McCrae Tour 2018

April 27, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Honour Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 100 years after his passing, by participating in a guided tour tracing his overseas service, and paying your respects during a memorial service at his gravesite. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Canadian soldier, doctor and poet Lt. Col. John McCrae, exploring sites where he tended to the wounded and wrote In Flanders Fields, and visiting important First World War landmarks and historical sites, including Essex Field Dressing Station, the…

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