Call for breweriana for exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum


Call for breweriana for exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, December 11, 2017: Guelph Museums is seeking brewing collectibles for research purposes and possible loan for upcoming brewing exhibition at the Civic Museum, Brewing Changes Guelph. Those who have objects or stories related to Guelph’s historic inns, taverns and breweries (1800s-1900s), to the Sleeman, Wellington or F&M (now StoneHammer) breweries (1980s- 2000s) or to home brewing, are encouraged to contact Dawn Owen, Curator of Guelph Museums, at [email protected] or at 519-836-1221 ext 2774.

Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise, fall and resurrection of Guelph breweries. Whether one has worked in the brewing industry or has never tasted beer before, visitors will learn how brewing has benefitted and continues to benefit our city.

The story begins with whiskey, early independent innkeepers and entrepreneurs, includes English immigrant brewers who established a thriving commercial industry, and then suddenly ends in the late 1930s when Guelph was left without a single brewery for nearly fifty years. Key events in the 1970s and 1980s, and the visionary thinking of several men and women, led to the resurrection of brewing in Guelph in 1985.

This exhibition focuses on the impact of changes in production, transportation, marketing, gender and policy in Guelph, positioned within current brewing trends in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. Guest curated by Eric Payseur, Brewing Changes Guelph is as much about the present and future of brewing in Guelph as it is about its illustrious past.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.


For more information:

Dawn Owen | Curator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x2774
E [email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on December 11, 2017