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Where The Rivers Meet

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Where The Rivers Meet is a display within the City Gallery that centers the Original Peoples who have been on this land since time immemorial. It includes information about migration,…

Light A Candle To Curse The Dark

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Amid the pomp and plump of Canada’s sesquicentennial, fifteen metalsmiths from across the country marked the occasion by crafting new sculptures from melted-down post-Confederation silver. Each piece is an expression…

Spotlight Series: Marjan Kaviani

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The Spotlight Series centres the work of contemporary artists in dialogue with past and present-day lived experiences in the place we call Guelph. Recognizing that the month of November invites reflections of remembrance, the Spotlight Series broadens understandings of war through the lens of two contemporary conflicts, in Ukraine and Iran. This instillation features the…

Spotlight Series: Taras Lachowsky

The Spotlight Series centres the work of contemporary artists in dialogue with past and present-day lived experiences in the place we call Guelph. Recognizing that the month of November invites reflections of remembrance, the Spotlight Series broadens understandings of war through the lens of two contemporary conflicts, in Ukraine and Iran. This installation  by Ukrainian…

Folklore: Being and Belonging in the Grand River Region, before and after 1827

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Folkloric practices – beliefs and customs passed through generations, often by oral traditions – have been shared through stories and storytellers in this place, long before it was known as Guelph. At the turn of the 19th century, the Grand River region comprised both Indigenous and settler communities, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First…

Revelations From The Collection

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Guelph Museums has a growing collection of over 50,000 items, including objects, archival material, and photographs. This collection allows us to record the tangible and intangible history of the place…