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McCrae House

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108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
519-836-1221

McCrae House and Gardens

McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”

2015

McCrae House is renovated.

1983

The operation of the museum was transferred to the City of Guelph, and along with the Guelph Civic Museum was merged under the name Guelph Museums.

1966

The federal government through the Historic Sites and Monuments Board designated John McCrae a person of national significance, and designated  the house a place of national significance.

1966

A group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum. This group formed the Lt. Col. John McCrae Birthplace Society and began raising money for its restoration.

1870 to 1873

The house was owned by the McCrae family

1858

The small limestone cottage was built

 

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July 2017
$20

Guelph In Postcards: The McCrae Years (1872-1918)

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 22, 2017

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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This original production by Jay Wilson transports the audience to the time of John McCrae. Snapshots of Guelph history are brought to life through poetry and song, using actual postcards as inspiration. Featuring Tim Clarke, Rihannon Phillips, Michael Sutherland, Michelle VanderVelde. Guest appearance by Robin Baird-Lewis. July 8 to July 22 | Wednesday to Saturday | 7 PM   Presenting sponsor, Guelph Today

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$15

Tea and Tours

July 22 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Enjoy a tour of McCrae House, and then relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. Tuesday through Sundays, June 27 to September 3 Reservations available online at guelphmuseums.ca   Please ensure your reserve the number of “tickets” needed for all persons in your reservation. Seating is limited. All teas start at 2:00 pm. Enjoy Tea in the gardens and then tour the galleries at McCrae House. Menu includes McCrae House Tea, scones with whipped cream, jam…

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August 2017

Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band     

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 2, 2017

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day. PRACTICES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, JULY 5, and AUGUST 2, 7 PM FULL CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6:30 PM

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September 2017

Piping Evening with Guelph Pipe Band: Full Concert

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Pull up your own lawn chair and enjoy the Guelph Pipe Band in the McCrae Memorial Gardens. Concert begins at 6:30 pm at McCrae House.

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