This Day in Guelph History: April 30, 2015

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


April 30, 2015

“Guelph Rallies to fund Bronze Statue honouring John McCrae.”

Fundraising began in 2013 for statue honouring “In Flanders Fields” poet and native son Lieut. Col. John McCrae. Bronze statue by sculptor Ruth Abernethy will have a place of honour in the foreground of the Guelph Civic Museum downtown and will be officially unveiled June 25, 2015.

https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5555458-guelph-rallied-to-fund-mccrae-statue/

Photo: John McCrae Statue, Guelph Civic Museum | Artist: Ruth Abernethy

Bronze John McCrae Statue located in front of Guelph Civic Museum

Posted by Sarah Ball on April 30, 2017

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