Archive: Musings

Guelph Remembers: The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

To mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, we share the words of Private LaVerne Thomas Wilson, Sr., whose poem “D-Day – June 6th 1944” is preserved in the Guelph Museums…

A group of people wearing winter clothing stand together on a ice and snow covered grassy area located in front of Zavitz Hall at the University of Guelph. Several signs are held by the smiling participants and read "Honour The Treaties", "Idle No More Guelph", "Oh Canada, Our Home On Native Land", and "Settlers In Support of IdleNoMore".

Ten Years Later – Idle No More Movement made history in Canada and Guelph in 2013

Ten years ago, in 2013, the Idle No More movement marked a turning point in modern Indigenous history in Canada. The grassroots movement began in November 2012 and quickly swept across Canada, organized largely through social media. It changed the discourse about Indigenous people and empowered a new generation of organizers in Canada and in Guelph.

Hilltop Shop logo overlaid on a black and white faded photo of the Hilltop Shop store.

Great Savings on Guelph Gifts!

It’s time to ring in the holiday season with our last Hilltop Shop Sale of the year! From Saturday, December 17 to Sunday, December 18, members receive 25% off and non-members receive 15% off storewide!

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…