Curated by Naomi Smith

Chippewas of Nawash (Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario)

Exhibition installation view of dresses and a fur coat on mannequins

Who What Wear

200 Years of Local Fashion | Civic Museum

A group of people wearing winter clothing stand together on a ice and snow covered grassy area located in front of Zavitz Hall at the University of Guelph. Several signs are held by the smiling participants and read "Honour The Treaties", "Idle No More Guelph", "Oh Canada, Our Home On Native Land", and "Settlers In Support of IdleNoMore".

Idle No More

Ten Years since the historic movement | Read our blog

Exhibition installation view featuring a choir dress, a high school uniform plaid kilt and a t-shirt

Call & Response

Querying the Collection | Civic Museum

Two people are seated at the Museum with headphones on watching a screen. A film of two people talking is being projected on the wall.

Museum Everywhere

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Moving Histories exhibit photo. A silent film projector is shown in a green room surrounded by artifacts and cases


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Photo of a tea set up in the backyard of McCrae House. The table is set for two, with two vintage tea cups, a bowl of fruit, and scones.


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History on the Hill

Located in the renovated Loretto Convent, Guelph Civic Museum holds thousands of artifacts that tell Guelph’s story.

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

Lest we forget
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All aboard

Canada’s most photographed locomotive – a 1940s engine and tender – is on display at John Galt Park.

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