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Liberation of Holland 1945: Trooper Clarence Oliver James

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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,…

Scholar, Soldier, Spy: Captain John Kenneth Macalister

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

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,…

Fred Hallett and The Sewing Machine Factory

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Alfred “Fred” Thomas Hallett was born in October 1863 in Lewisham, Kent, England – over 150 years ago! His parents, William and Eliza, moved their family to Canada in May 1869, when Fred was six years old. He had seven siblings: William, Henry, John, Elizabeth, Esther, Charles, and Arthur. The Hallett family settled in Guelph.…

Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts

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

Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts is a collaboration between Guelph Civic Museum and musician Gordon Monahan. This exhibition is a foray into the parlour rooms of Victorian Guelph and an experiment with Victorian-era piano recordings.

From Farmland Irrigation to Martian Exploration: 125 Years of Physics in Guelph

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

"I believe the scientific farmer is going to be the farmer of the future. If farming is to be made a success in this country, it has to be done on a scientific basis." — J.B. Reynolds (1867-1948) With that pronouncement in 1895, the Department of Physics was born at the newly formed Ontario Agricultural…

CFRU: 40 Years on the FM Dial

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

CFRU Radio & Media Centre celebrates 40+ years of broadcasting the voices of Guelph's campus and community at 93.3 FM. Featuring interactive audio and visual links, artifacts, and ephemera pulled…

Rapid Response: Collecting Experiences as they are Lived

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

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major moment in history. On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On March 17, Ontario declared a state of emergency, prompting citywide closures and social distancing protocols. In April 2020, the Museum, while closed to visitors, launched a call to community for contemporary objects and…

Bravo! Guelph Little Theatre Celebrates 85 Years

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

Banner Image: The cast from “Angel Street” (1991), based on the 1938 play titled “Gaslight” by British dramatist Patrick Hamilton. Bravo! As the city's longest running community theatre, Guelph Little Theatre celebrates 85 years of creativity and entertainment. Guelph Museums invites you behind the curtain and on the stage through stories, photographs, costumes and props.…