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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…

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Resonance: Guelph Chamber Choir at 40

October 27, 2020 - September 5, 2021
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Photo of the Guelph Chamber Choir practicing. The large group is standing in a large semi-circle with their backs to the camera and are facing the conductor.

Experience the soul-stirring sounds of Guelph’s premier chamber choir through 40 years of recording and performance history. This exhibition shares the stories of the people whose lives have been touched by their involvement with choral music since 1980 and sets the stage for the next 40 years of Guelph Chamber Choir. Resonance: Guelph Chamber Choir…

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Fred Hallett and The Sewing Machine Factory

February 16 - August 8
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Raymond’s Sewing Machine Company, located at the junction of Suffolk, Yarmouth and Woolwich Streets, circa 1900

Alfred “Fred” Thomas Hallett was born in October 1863 in Lewisham, Kent, England – over 150 years ago! His parents, William and Eliza, moved their family to Canada in May 1869, when Fred was six years old. He had seven siblings: William, Henry, John, Elizabeth, Esther, Charles, and Arthur. The Hallett family settled in Guelph.…

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Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts

March 13 - September 5
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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McLeod, Wood and Company organ

Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts is a collaboration between Guelph Civic Museum and musician Gordon Monahan. This exhibition is a foray into the parlour rooms of Victorian Guelph and an experiment with Victorian-era piano recordings. Working with the museum, Monahan selected 19th-century artifacts from the permanent collection. Using furniture, farm equipment, and keyboard instruments, Monahan experiments…

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From Farmland Irrigation to Martian Exploration: 125 Years of Physics in Guelph

March 23 - October 31
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Mars Rover, Curiosity, February 2021

"I believe the scientific farmer is going to be the farmer of the future. If farming is to be made a success in this country, it has to be done on a scientific basis." — J.B. Reynolds (1867-1948) With that pronouncement in 1895, the Department of Physics was born at the newly formed Ontario Agricultural…

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CFRU: 40 Years on the FM Dial

March 23 - October 31
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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CFRU 40 Years on the FM Dial title graphic

CFRU Radio & Media Centre celebrates 40+ years of broadcasting the voices of Guelph's campus and community at 93.3 FM. Featuring interactive audio and visual links, artifacts, and ephemera pulled from reel-to-reel archives, poster bins, cassette collections, and the reminiscences of CFRU alumni. This display guides viewers through the eclectic, creative, social-justice-promoting, funny, and wild…

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