Archive: John McCrae

Footsteps of John McCrae lead to new appreciation

Written by Tammy Adkin, Guelph Museums Manager When I was 17 years old, I was chair of the Peace and Justice Club at Assumption College School.  I wore “Ban Nukes” buttons and participated in various marches and protests, chanting about turning swords into ploughshares.  While my heart was in the right place, I never would…

John McCrae: Doctor, Soldier, Poet Video Schedule

A video presentation honouring Lt. Col. John McCrae will begin every hour on the hour in the programming room at Guelph Civic Museum on Sunday, January 28 beginning at 10 AM and concluding at 5 PM. 00:00-0:03 A Mournful Letter 00:03-0:04 Heritage Minute: John McCrae 00:04-0:50 National Film Board: John McCrae’s War 00:50-0:57 CBC News…

This Day in Guelph History: January 28, 1918

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, Canadian Army Medical Corps Born: November 30, 1872, Guelph Died: January 28, 1918, France Written by Lindsay Woelfle On a sheet of stationary with a reserved black border, a mother writes a mournful letter to her friend, enclosing a photograph of her late son Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. Written ten months after…