Archive: Musings

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…

Reconciling the Past. Reimagining the Future.

We have a plan! Guelph Museums and Culture is starting the new year energized by a new plan to guide our work through 2023.  Our new strategic operating plan identifies…

Audition Posting: A Night in Flanders

Seeking two actors for outdoor theatre performances of “A Night in Flanders”. Backyard Theatre 2021, McCrae House, Guelph, ON This is a paid honorarium opportunity. The Ypres Salient, West Flanders,…

Black and white photo of the exterior of the Civic Museum. A large full moon has been photoshopped in the top right corner. A group of bats are flying over the moon. There are two small orange pumpkins sitting on the wall in front of the museum.

Fall PD Day Fun

For online activities and museum-from-home crafts and activities, download or print our October PD Day Activity Package. The package includes: Spooky Mobile Hanging Spiderweb Make Your Own Monster Puppet Guelph…

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 museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

Key facts Guelph Civic Museum opens to members Tuesday, July 21, opens to public on Friday, July 24 The Families Gallery at Guelph Civic Museum will reopen Tuesday, August 18…