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February 2020

Guelph Rotary at 100

February 4 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Rotary Club, 1921

Image: Rotarians of Guelph, 1921 The Beginning of Rotary in Guelph: On February 23, 1920, 25 local business leaders hosted a meeting to organize a Rotary Club in Guelph. Under the direction of Alex Stewart, the club held its Charter Night on April 9, 1920 at the Royal Canadian Café. The Rotary Club of Guelph has sponsored nine other Clubs in Guelph and the surrounding the region: Kitchener (1922), Orangeville (1936), Acton (1947), Drayton (1950), Georgetown (1955), Fergus (1966), Guelph…

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Every Child Matters

February 4 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Every Child Matters in white wrap text. There is a white feather to the left of the word "Every". Orange background.

Acknowledging the legacy of Canada’s Residential School system and its impact on Indigenous communities, past, present and future. What is Residential School? The term “Residential School” refers to the education system that forced Indigenous children into mainstream “Canadian” ways of living. The practice removed Indigenous children from their families, languages, customs, and traditional teachings. There were 139 Indian residential schools funded and operated by the federal government. Opened in 1828 and located only 50 kilometres from Guelph, the Mohawk Institute…

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March 2020

Guelph Circa 1999

March 14 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Man standing in front of a paneled wall. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and a collared shirt.

Like a time capsule, visitors will discover Guelph of 20 years ago. Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973, the exhibition also features artifacts from the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Lay of the Land

March 14 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Opening reception: Friday, March 27, 6 p.m.  (postponed, date TBD) You are here! This interactive exhibition will orient visitors in time and place through an installation of maps, spanning time immemorial to present day. Lay of the Land invites all visitors to understand our complex relationship to the land, past and present, and to the place that we now call Guelph. Cartography is the art, science, and technology of making maps, plans, charts, and globes. The earliest surviving map, drawn…

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No Word for Art

March 31 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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April 2020

Downtown EarlyON Playtime – CANCELLED

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We are still available online and through our social media channels. City of Guelph COVID-19 Update EarlyON Playtime at the Museum has been cancelled until April 30. Weekly program offerings for children from 0 to 6 years old and their families, offered through the EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Free drop-in family programming that promotes early learning and development from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on…

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History Bites: Guelph Circa 1999 – POSTPONED

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation
Photo of a pear with a bite taken out of it. The event title "History Bites" is in blue text to the right of the pear.

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We are still available online and through our social media channels. City of Guelph COVID-19 Update History Bites: Guelph 1999 has been postponed, date TBD. A NEW lunch hour series on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for bite-sized history tours of featured exhibitions and collections. Admission by donation. Tickets in advance.  About Guelph Circa 1999: Like…

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The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War – POSTPONED

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation
Detail of Fighting History book cover. Image of young soldier holding a gunand wearing a green hat.

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We are still available online and through our social media channels. City of Guelph COVID-19 Update The Fight for History talk has been postponed, date tbd. Award-winning Canadian military author Tim Cook will talk on his latest book “The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War". About The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking…

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