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Military Lecture – War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
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Guelph Museums’ 2020-2021 military lecture series is going digital!  Dr. Alex Souchen presents, War Junk: Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada. War Junk reveals the complex political, economic, social, and environmental legacies of munitions disposal in Canada. During the Second World War, Canadian factories produced mountains of munitions and supplies, including some 800 ships, 16,000 aircraft, 800,000 vehicles, and over 4.6 billion rounds of ammunition and artillery shells. Although they were crucial to winning the war, these assets turned into…

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Fourth Friday: Ambre McLean – ONLINE

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Portrait style photo of singer-songwriter Ambre McLean. She has pale skin and deep red ear length hair. She is wearing a white collared shirt with a large silver and black collared necklace. Her gaze is above the camera and to the right and left of her are hazy duplicates of her image.

Kick off your weekend with an online performance by Ambre McLean! The colder months are upon us and the Fourth Friday concert series has moved online during winter 2020-2021. Watch Ambre's live online performance at 7 p.m. on Guelph Museums' Facebook Live.  About Ambre McLean: For Ambre McLean, music is everything - and everything is music. Born to a household of traveling troubadours, Ambre's musical education began early as early as all the most important life lessons do - the…

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History Bites: Live from the Vaults

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. This History Bites session featuring a deep dive into the collection vaults. History Bites is a free online event. Register in advance through Eventbrite (*link coming soon) to take part in the conversation from the comfort of home.

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History Bites: Lay of the Land

January 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. This History Bites session featuring current exhibition, Lay of the Land. The exhibit orients 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. History Bites is a free online event. Register…

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History Bites: Guelph Circa 1999

February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. This History Bites session featuring Guelph Circa 1999. Like entering 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. Featuring portraits of Andy the Barber, Ian Findlay, Jaqueline Gilbey, Diego Hadarits, Ajay Heble, Tom King, Grant Love, Mark McAlpine, Fred Mollison, Harri Palm and Molly Kurvink, Fredericka Potvin, Ryan Price, Joan Rentoul, Tannis Slimmon, Emma…

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