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Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

January 29, 2019 - February 2, 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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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, 2019 - February 2, 2020
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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Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

August 2, 2019 - December 1, 2019
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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Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario

September 14, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Content warning: The exhibition Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario includes content that some visitors may find offensive and/or traumatizing. Guelph Museums aims to provide open spaces for the sharing and understanding of all histories and lived experiences. We ask that visitors help to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and sensitivity.…

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VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications

September 14, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Experience sound and vibration technologies through art installations by David Bobier, Lindsay Fisher, Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat, Gordon Monahan, Alison O’Daniel, and Lynx Sainte-Marie. By making sound tangible through touch, this exhibition aims to change public perceptions of difference and disability. Presented in partnership with VibraFusionLab, an innovative centre for vibrotactile research and creative practice…

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1:00 pm

School’s Out, Museum’s In PD Day – Great Lakes Music

September 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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General Admission
View looking down at a wicker basket full of assorted children's instruments. Tamborine, cowbell, drum.

On this PD Day, we have a special guest! Music workshop with Great Lakes Music, 1 p.m. Suited for ages 0 to 8.

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5:00 pm

Autumn exhibition reception

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission.

Celebrate the opening of autumn exhibitions, 'Into the Light- Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario' and ‘VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications Doors open 5 p.m., opening remarks at 6 p.m. American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters during the reception remarks. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL…

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7:00 pm

Culture Days Kickoff & Fourth Friday – Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free
Left: Photo of Great Wooden Trio at the Mariposa Folk Festival. Right: Black and white photo of three men singing with arms linked. Grandfather and great uncles of Brad Woods.

Left: Great Wooden Trio at the Mariposa Folk Festival. Right: Grandfather and great uncles of Brad Woods. Celebrate Culture Days and the opening of fall exhibitions, Into the Light and Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication, with a performance by Storyteller Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio! On the Fourth Friday of the month,…

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