Step onboard our virtual bus to discover stories of Guelph. In 2018, we visited Guelph’s St. Patrick’s Ward. In 2019, we offered a unique view of the Willow Road Neighbourhood. Now, in 2021, Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries features the Brant Neighbourhood. Follow the tour on Facebook Live @guelphmuseums.
This year, our four “tour guides” include a senior who has lived in the Brant neighbourhood for 50+ years and was one of the early Neighbourhood Group volunteers, a couple who have lived in Brant seven and 11 years respectively and are passionate about healthy plant-based food options for their community, and a youth who is an imaginative author and has lived in Brant his whole young life.
This virtual tour of the neighbourhood will highlight stories about their favourite places, reflect on the changes in the community and explore what makes this place home.
Whether you are new to the area or an old friend, come and explore the Brant neighbourhood through the eyes and words of those who call it home. Our storytelling guests will bring their indelible memories and intrinsic perspectives of life in Guelph. They also explore big questions: How do communities change over time? What makes a neighbourhood ‘home’?
Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries is equal parts lived history, historic fact, and beloved legends. We celebrate how stories build community and invite you to join us in sharing the great things and strange tales about the places we call home.
Hosted by community story advocate and CFRU Mobile Studio Coordinator Jenny Mitchell. Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries is a partnership between Guelph Museums and the Guelph Film Festival, with support from CFRU and Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition.