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2Rivers Festival: Looking Twice

May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation.

A poetry reading from Karen Houle's "The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology" matched with artifacts and stories found in the museum’s gallery spaces. Karen has made the finalists list for the Governor General's Literary Award for this work. She will share readings from this collection which contemplates the complexities of the Grand River watershed in southern Ontario. Afterward, mingle in the museum to view the many artifacts which are embedded in her poems. Karen will be available to share…

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History Bites: Lay of the Land

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation
Photo of a pear with a bite taken out of it. The event title "History Bites" is in blue text to the right of the pear.

A NEW lunch hour series on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for bite-sized history tours of featured exhibitions and collections. Admission by donation. Tickets in advance.  About Lay of the Land: 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…

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Fourth Friday: River North (Matt Zaddy & Heather Christine)

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission
Photo of Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine. Matt is on the left and is holding a guitar. Heather is on his right and is looking towards him with her hand on his shoulder.

Kick off your weekend with a performance by River North. On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performances by River North start at 7 p.m. Cash bar. Sponsored by: About River North: River North is a Mississauga based duo comprised of award-winning musicians Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine. Together these artists are partners in music and in life. River North combines soulful acoustic guitar and moving vocal…

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Fifth Friday Pub Night: Mapping Guelph’s Possible Energy Futures

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation
5th Friday logo. "5th Friday Pub Night" in blue text. Pint of amber beer to the right. White background.

19+ Event, cash bar Have a drink with researchers from the U of G Geography Department, discuss the future of renewable energy in Guelph, and participate in an interactive mapping project. Admission by donation.

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