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Building Canada lectures launched at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, January 11, 2017: To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM…

Celebrated author Jesse Thistle delivers military lecture at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, February 13, 2020: The military lecture series at Guelph Civic Museum continues Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. with “Bison brigades and battle tactics during the Northwest Resistance,” presented by Jesse Thistle. From century-long fights with the Sioux, to the massive and dangerous logistics of the bison hunt, Métis hunting tactics took on…

Celebrated author Jesse Thistle delivers military lecture at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, February 13, 2020: The military lecture series at Guelph Civic Museum continues Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. with “Bison brigades and battle tactics during the Northwest Resistance,” presented by Jesse Thistle. From century-long fights with the Sioux, to the massive and dangerous logistics of the bison hunt, Métis hunting tactics took on…

New Museum Exhibit and Lecture Series Highlights 50 Years of U of G History

The University of Guelph – 50 Years of Building a Better Planet  Better Planet Lecture Series Thursdays, January 9 and February 13, March 13, April 10 7 pm Admission by donation Experts from the University of Guelph explore themes related to the Better Planet Project:  environment, health, community, and food.  January 9 Dr. Beth Parker…

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at Guelph Museums

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at Guelph Museums GUELPH, ON, June 13, 2017: National Aboriginal History Month will be marked at Guelph Museums will several events planned in partnership with local First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders. On Wednesday, June 14, as part ofthe Building Canada Lecture series, there will be a panel discussion about…

Guelph, mark your calendars—2017 will be a milestone year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guelph, mark your calendars—2017 will be a milestone year Guelph, Ont., Friday, November 18, 2016 – Guelph has much to celebrate in 2017.  While commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Guelph will also mark its 190th anniversary.  That is a lot of history to reminisce about, and a great opportunity to…

This Day in Guelph History: May 3, 1900

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years. May 3, 1900 The Dominion Cattle Breeders’ Association chose Guelph’s Market…

Educational Programs

Consider Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House your community classroom, where history comes to life in inspiring and enriching ways. For school groups, our programs are designed to support the learning objectives of the Ontario curriculum at each level, and have been updated to align with inquiry-based learning practices. For community groups, our programs provide…