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 at Guelph Civic Museum.

The series begins Wednesday, January 11 with Richard W. Hill, “From Kanata to Canada: Ongoing Legacy of the Silver Covenant Chain.”.

Followed by:

February 8                   Anita Stewart, Canada IS food! From grease trails to a Mars mission – the building of a culinary nation.

March 8                        Matthew Hayday, Celebrating Canada: How commemorations and national days have shaped our country.

April 12                         Catharine Wilson, The Heart of Canada: From barn raisings to quilting bees, events that define rural life in Canada.

May 10                          Beth Parker, From the Ground Water Up: Exploring the role of water in building Canada and the impact on our future.

June 14                          Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

July 12                            Kris Inwood, Making Sense of our Nation: Using the census and historical data to explain who we are and how we                                               live.

August 9                       Jeff Thomason, Horse Power: Building Canada on the backs of horses.

September 13             Lawrence Hill, Faction: The merging of fiction and Canadian history

October 11                    Dennis Baker, Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity

November 8                Why Research Matters, Canada’s Global DNA Detectives panel discussion

December 13               James Raffan, Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph. Admission for lectures is by donation



For more information:

Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
Public Services, City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x3392
[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on January 11, 2017

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