Archive: Canada 150

Building Canada lectures launched at Guelph Civic Museum

  GUELPH, ON, January 11, 2017: 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…

Artist’s Inspiration: Rukhsar Jaffer

We invited local artists to respond to the theme From Coast to Coast to Coast as part of our Wall of Art series, a quarterly juried art show produced in partnership with Guelph Arts Council. The submissions received were incredibly varied, as each artist brought a truly unique perspective to the theme. For this blog series,…

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 21, 1988

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 21, 1988 “Guelph Little Theatre takes 7 drama awards” Guelph Little…

This Day in Guelph History: March 23, 1997

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 23, 1997 “Guelph Lake dam upgraded.” The Grand River Conservation Authority…

This Day In Guelph History: April 8, 1910

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. April 8, 1910 The construction of the Ontario Reformatory began, after…

This Day In Guelph History: April 18, 1899

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. April 18, 1899 The Speed River floods numerous houses, factories, and…

This Day In Guelph History: April 22, 1886

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. April 22, 1886 The Guelph Daily Mercury and Advertiser reported that “Telephones…