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 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The World Remembers, a digital memorial will continue to 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 memorial can be viewed at McCrae House during regular museum hours, Tuesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at Guelph Civic Museum Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, will present a Remembrance Day service at McCrae Memorial Gardens, adjacent to McCrae House, starting at 9 a.m.

McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Extended hours on Remembrance Day, November 11,    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E sarah.ball@guelph.ca
guelphmuseums.ca

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on November 1, 2017

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