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Backyard Theatre: Sons of 17

August 15 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$25
Photo of Murray Foster (left) and Mike Ford (right) performing Sons of 17 on stage in the background of McCrae House.

Thursday through Saturday, August 13 to 15 | 7 PM Saturday matinee, August 15 | 2 PM Synopsis: An unlikely pair of musicians meets in Guelph during the spring of 1917 to rehearse songs for soldier recruitment, all while revealing home front emotions, opinions and diversions of the time. Mike Ford (Moxy Früvous) and Murray Foster (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea) bring this musical remembrance to life. Sons of '17 was originally commissioned by Canada's History Society for the 2014…

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Backyard Theatre: Keeping the Homefires Burning

August 22 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$25
Sepia photo of Ian Bell sitting with an acoustic guitar in his arms.

Thursday through Saturday, August 20 to 22 | 7 PM Saturday matinee, August 22 | 2 PM Synopsis: From the home front to the trenches, Ian Bell presents songs, stories, and instrumental music from the First World War era. Ian Bell has performed across North America Canada both on his own and with many ensembles. He has appeared at numerous folk festivals and in concerts and dances in venues ranging from Roy Thompson Hall to Randy Haskell’s barn. A musician…

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

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free. Tickets in advance
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.

Due to the weather forecast, tonight's Fourth Friday outdoor concert has been cancelled. We'll be streaming the performance on Facebook Live tonight at 7 p.m. Follow Guelph Museums on Facebook and watch the online performance here: https://www.facebook.com/guelphmuseums/posts/3668085096546141  Kick off your weekend with a performance by River North Duo. On the Fourth Friday of each month, enjoy free admission and an outdoor concert on the patio of the Civic Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Performances by River North start at…

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McCrae House Tea at Two

September 4 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 5, 2020

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$17
Photo of a McCrae House tea setting for two.

Wednesday to Friday, August 26 to 28 | 2 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, September 2 to 4 | 2 p.m. Tour McCrae House, and then relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. Menu includes McCrae House Tea, scones with whipped cream, jam and berries and treats. $17 per person + HST paid the day of your reservation at McCrae House. Touch-free forms of payment are preferred. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit payments. Reservations in advance.…

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Guelph Pipe Band Concert – SOLD OUT

September 9 @ 6:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Free, tickets in advance.
Photo of the Guelph Pipe Band performing at McCrae Memorial Gardens, 2004.

Please note that the Guelph Pipe Band Concert is SOLD OUT.  Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day. The Guelph Pipe Band will present a full-dress open concert in McCrae Memorial Gardens. The performance will feature a mini-band of ten pipers. While admission is free, advanced registration is required.  Individual and family/social circle seating will be assigned, respecting physical distancing protocols. Please bring your own lawn chair. Due to high demand,…

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History Bites: Rapid Response: Collecting Today for Tomorrow

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Pear with a bite out of the centre. White background.

Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. First up in our online series, Guelph Museums curator Dawn Owen talks Rapid Response: Collecting Today for Tomorrow. Join curator Dawn Owen for a casual conversation about the Museums’ Rapid Response Collecting program. We will reveal, for the first time publicly, some of objects and expressions shared by Guelphites in response to the pandemic and to the local Black Lives Matter solidarity movement.…

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The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Detail of Fighting History book cover. Image of young soldier holding a gunand wearing a green hat.

Guelph Museums' 2020-2021 military lecture series is going digital!  Award-winning Canadian military author Tim Cook will talk on his latest book “The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War“. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.   Register in advance through Eventbrite. WebEx Access link and password will be sent to attendees by email. Please note: This is an online event and is being recorded. About The Fight for…

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Fourth Friday: Tannis Slimmon – SOLD OUT

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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SOLD OUT
Black and white photo of Tannis sitting on a vintage looking couch. Tannis is holding a ball of white string lights.

Please note: This event is sold out. Tickets in advance required. Kick off your weekend and celebrate Culture Days with a performance by Tannis Slimmon. On the Fourth Friday of each month, enjoy free admission and an outdoor concert on the patio of the Civic Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Performances by Tannis start at 7 p.m. 19+ Cash bar. While admission is free, advanced registration is required. Individual and family/social circle seating will be assigned, respecting physical distancing protocols. Please book…

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