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Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

January 29 - October 27
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the restructuring of our colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and we strive to initiate dialogues and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform…

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Indigenizing Galt

January 29, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Civic Museum was established in the 1960s to preserve and share this city’s local history. Since then, our founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company. Founded by John Galt, who became its first Superintendent, the Canada Company is responsible for colonizing over two million acres of land on the…

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Reading Galt

February 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the restructuring of our colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and we strive to initiate dialogues and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform…

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Lacrosse: The Creator’s Game

February 26 - August 18
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Iroquois Nationals vs Team Canada, World International Lacrosse Championships, 2015

Dewa’áo’:gajíhgwa’e’ is the Cayuga Nation word for lacrosse, which has multiple meanings: “they play with webbed sticks” and “to throw or pass the ball” and “hitting their hips. Lacrosse was gifted to the Haudenosaunee Peoples (Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca) from the Creator at the time of Creation. Other Indigenous Nations have their own…

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The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces

June 1 - September 5
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. What “makes” the front page? The Dailies explores the history of headline news, the form and function of the “front page” in news making, and the use of photographs and illustrations to tell the story of a thousand words. This exhibition runs concurrently with "B&W and Read All…

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B&W and Read All Over

June 1 - September 1
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Mercury Newsroom circa 1960, two women sitting at desks typing, 5 men in suits standing and talking to each other.

Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Guelph’s storied past is recounted through this exhibition, which traces the history of The Guelph Mercury, this city’s daily printed newspaper that reported the local, national and international news to our community from 1854 to 2016. This exhibition runs concurrently with "The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces"

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Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

August 2 - December 1
Alex Jacobs-Blum, The Medicine Game

Image: Alex Jacobs-Blum, The Medicine Game Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 6 PM Guelph Museums was established in the 1960s to preserve and share this city’s local history. Since then, our founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company. Founded by John Galt, who became its first Superintendent, the Canada Company is…

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