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Garden on the Hill Civic Museum. Pik flowers ae shown in a sea of green. A blue sky is in the background.

The Garden on the Hill: Wild by Design

A lush, diverse landscape in the heart of downtown Guelph Have you ever walked by the Civic Museum’s garden on the hill and thought “this looks wild”? If so, you’re…

The photograph depicts the "Canadiana/Begging Bear" sculpture that stands on the front lawn of the Art Gallery of Guelph building, on Gordon Street at College Avenue. The bear is dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and a face mask.

Clothing the Pandemic, Guelph-style

Banner Image: Colour photograph (digital file) titled “Protected Bear” taken by Dave Waters, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major moment in history. To preserve our community’s experiences during…

John Galt Day in 2020: Time for reflection, contemplation, and vision

During a typical year, we would be gathering this weekend at Market Square and the Civic Museum for a lively community celebration of Guelph and summertime. Alas, as we continue…

Photo of the McCrae House backyard set up with a stage from the production of Mary's Wedding, 2018.

McCrae House Backyard Theatre Returns!

As theatres sit dark around the world, there’s a glimmer of light this summer in Guelph. Guelph Museums re-launches McCrae House Backyard Theatre this August with limited runs of two…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Ajay Heble

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Jessica Steinhauser

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories…

Fighting Fire: The History of the Guelph Fire Department

In 1921, Wyndham Street was a prey to flames – so read the front page of the Guelph Evening Mercury. A major fire broke out at Robert Stewart Lumber Co.…

Call for Proposals: McCrae House Backyard Theatre

Proposal deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019 Guelph Museums is currently seeking proposals from playwrights, storytellers, and/or musicians to produce a summer theatre production for July 2020. In 2015, Guelph Museums…