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Hope and Healing: Art Installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers brings her site-specific art installation #hopeandhealingcanada to the Guelph Civic Museum. Visitors to the museum can witness the creation process over three days, from September 22 to 24. The completed installation will be unveiled on Friday, September 24 in conjunction with the launch of Ontario Culture Days and to mark the…

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Between the Crosses, Row on Row: 100 Years of the Remembrance Poppy

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Beginning with Guelph-born Lt. Col. John McCrae's 1915 poem "In Flanders Fields", this exhibition tells the story of the poppy as it evolved to be an enduring symbol of remembrance in Canada and around the world.

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry: Canadian Content

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

For a limited time only, 38 Canadian panels from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be on display at the Civic Museum. The installation includes panels dedicated to the City of Guelph and to Lt. Col. John McCrae. The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry was initiated in 2014 to engage communities around the globe in celebration of Scottish…

Guelph Girls Hockey Association at 25 Years

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The exhibition Guelph Girls Hockey Association at 25 Years traces the history of the Guelph Girls Hockey Association. Since 1996, GGHA has offered recreational and competitive hockey for female players, centred in physical fitness, self-esteem, and confidence building, and on the development of volunteers and community leaders.

Mind the Gap – Intergenerational Connectivity between Seniors and Youth

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Organized by Centre for Artistic & Social Practice (Hamilton, ON) and presented at Guelph Civic Museum, Mind the Gap is an exhibition of artworks created by a community of seniors and youths working with practicing artists in Hamilton and Guelph. Through co-creative artmaking, the project aimed to decrease isolation among the participants and to bridge their generational gap.

Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries marks the end of a multi-year collaboration in three of Guelph’s vibrant neighbourhoods – Two Rivers, Onward Willow, and Brant Avenue – where we explored two driving questions: What makes a place home? How do communities change over time?

The Origin of Fan: Folding Form and Function

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The Origin of Fan: Folding Form and Function considers the local and global histories, technological innovation, and cultural significance of fans. The exhibition draws from Guelph Museums’ collection of over 80 fans and related photographs, postcards, and other ephemera.

Guelph Pipe Band: Celebrating 100 Years

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The creation of a pipe band was inspired by the Guelph Burns Club, which celebrated poet Robbie Burns in the local Scottish diaspora. To fund the band, a Tag Day campaign raised $72 and the Victoria-Guelph Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire collected $500. The Guelph Pipe Band was officially formed in the fall of 1922.