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February 2020

Rotary in Guelph 1920–2020: 100 Years of Service Above Self

February 4 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 10, 2021 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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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 on a clay tablet found in the Middle East, dates…

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September 2020

Her Story: Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County

September 15, 2020 - July 25, 2021
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Photo grid featuring four trailblazing women of the Her Story exhibit. Gwen Jacobs, Adelaide Hoodless, Audny-Cashae Stewart, Kim Anderson

In fall 2019, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) approached Guelph Museums about an exhibition that would mark the 75th anniversary of CFUW Guelph. Through the stories of local women, who fought for the advancement of the status of women, the exhibition began to take shape. The goal was to write the history of Her Story and to share women’s legacies in Guelph, past and present. Then, in March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of Guelph…

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

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Detail of Fighting History book cover. Image of young soldier holding a gunand wearing a green hat.

Guelph Museums' 2020-2021 military lecture series is going digital!  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“. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.   Register in advance through Eventbrite. WebEx Access link and password will be sent to attendees by email. Please note: This is an online event and is being recorded. About The Fight for…

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Fourth Friday: Tannis Slimmon – SOLD OUT

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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SOLD OUT
Black and white photo of Tannis sitting on a vintage looking couch. Tannis is holding a ball of white string lights.

Please note: This event is sold out. Tickets in advance required. Kick off your weekend and celebrate Culture Days with a performance by Tannis Slimmon. On the Fourth Friday of each month, enjoy free admission and an outdoor concert on the patio of the Civic Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Performances by Tannis start at 7 p.m. 19+ Cash bar. While admission is free, advanced registration is required. Individual and family/social circle seating will be assigned, respecting physical distancing protocols. Please book…

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October 2020

Harvest Tea – SOLD OUT

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$17
Photo of a tea set up in the backyard of McCrae House. The table is set for two, with two vintage tea cups, a bowl of fruit, and scones.

The Harvest Tea is fully booked. Reservations required. Seasonal harvest tea in the backyard at McCrae House National Historic Site, with scones, cream, fresh fruit, and great company. Physical distance protocols in place. Dress for weather! $17 per person + HST paid the day of your reservation at McCrae House. Touch-free forms of payment are preferred. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit payments. PLEASE NOTE:  Tea is served outside, in the backyard of McCrae House. Please dress according…

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