Archive: McCrae House

McCrae House renovations start November 28

The McCrae House National Historic Site is undergoing renovations that start on November 28. Renovations include electrical and technology upgrades to the coach house to support educational programming, a storage room and repainting, exterior lighting projects and washroom renovations. City staff are also considering the replacement of perimeter fencing in the backyard of McCrae House. The City’s…

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…

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…

Summer Tea and Tours return at McCrae House

GUELPH, June 20, 2017: On June 27, Tea and Tours will return to McCrae House. Enjoy tea in the gardens and then tour the galleries. Tea will be served starting at 2 p.m. in the McCrae House backyard and gardens. Guelph Museums’ two custom blends—McCrae House Private Blend and Guelph Town Garden Blend—will be served,…

McCrae House summer season launches with funding announcements, poppy plants and a Backyard Theatre preview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   McCrae House summer season launches with funding announcements, poppy plants and a Backyard Theatre preview GUELPH, ON, May 3, 2017: Poppy Day marks the launch of the summer season at McCrae House, and this year MP Lloyd Longfield and Mayor Cam Guthrie will add to the celebration with a special funding…