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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Admission by donation

McCrae House will be open extended hours on Wednesday, November 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guelph Civic Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited capacity. Timed ticketed entry. Please book your visit through Eventbrite or call 519-836-1221. Admission by donation. 9 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234 Guelph will hold a brief service on Wednesday, November 11 at 9 a.m. This service will be live-streamed via Facebook Live (@guelphmuseums)    

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History Bites: Second World War Remembered

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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Between 1939 and 1945, the Second World War was an international conflict fought on land, on sea and in the air. Canadian soldiers played a major role in the war, including many from Guelph. In this 75th anniversary year, we come together to remember their lives and reflect on their sacrifices. Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 12 p.m. for an online conversation that focuses on the Liberation of Holland from German occupation and traces Canada's central role in…

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

November 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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. We'll be looking into the museum's collection of cookbooks and cooking tools. From Second World War rationing to a Covid Community Cookbook, and all the happier times in between, this session will tell you the story of Guelph through the food we eat. History Bites is a free online event. To…

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History Bites: Guelph Circa 1999

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Exhibit view of Guelph Circa 1999.

Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. Guelph Museums curator Dawn Owen will be chatting about current exhibit,  Guelph Circa 1999 with special guests Ajay Heble, Dean Palmer, Ian Findlay, Jessica Steinhauser, and Mark McAlpine. Watch guests compete in a 90s trivia challenge, as they reflect on the cultural life of Guelph in the 1990s. About Guelph Circa 1999 Like entering a time capsule, visitors will discover Guelph of 20…

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Fourth Friday: Nefe

January 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free
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Kick off your weekend with an online performance by Nefe! The colder months are upon us and the Fourth Friday concert series has moved online during winter 2021. Watch Nefe’s performance at 7 p.m. on Guelph Museums’ Facebook Live or through the ONLINE page. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sponsored by: About Nefe: Adept listeners might be able to trace Nefe’s genre-defying sound back to her endless influences from folk to pop or R&B to reggae but what listeners will actually hear is an idiosyncratic…

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In the Footsteps of Galt and Burns

January 24 @ 2:00 pm
Free
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Travel to the Scottish town of Irvine from the comfort of your home and celebrate Robbie Burns Day online with the Irvine Burns Club. Explore the links between Robert Burns and John Galt through a virtual tour of the Wellwood Burns Museum and Burns-linked places in Irvine, along with a spirited rendering of his poem “Address to a Haggis” by Irvine Burns Club Directors and Members, including the President David Burns and North Ayrshire Council’s Provost Ian Clarkson. “We treasure…

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