Guelph Girls Hockey Association at 25 YearsGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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 YouthGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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 MysteriesGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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 FunctionGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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.
Witnessing WarGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The exhibition Witnessing War takes place in 2022, marking 150 years since the birth of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918). An esteemed doctor, soldier and poet, McCrae is remembered for his wartime poem “In Flanders Fields,” which he wrote from the trenches near Ypres, Belgium, on 3 May 1915.
Guelph Pipe Band: Celebrating 100 YearsGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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.
Iron Willed: Women in STEMGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
This travelling exhibition from Ingenium Canada recognizes the crucial role of women in STEM. Through text and images, the display tells the stories of historical and contemporary Women in STEM, their scientific contributions, as well as their challenges in the face of persistent systemic barriers.
Call & Response: Querying the CollectionGuelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Using a community-curation and crowd-sourcing framework, Guelph Museums’ invited members, volunteers, and staff to select an item from the museum’s collection for display. The exhibition, Call & Response: Querying the Collection, highlights what they are most interested in and why.