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Her Story: Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County

September 15, 2020 - July 25, 2021
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Photo grid featuring four trailblazing women of the Her Story exhibit. Gwen Jacobs, Adelaide Hoodless, Audny-Cashae Stewart, Kim Anderson

In fall 2019, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) approached Guelph Museums about an exhibition that would mark the 75th anniversary of CFUW Guelph. Through the stories of local women, who fought for the advancement of the status of women, the exhibition began to take shape. The goal was to write the history of Her Story and to share women’s legacies in Guelph, past and present. Then, in March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of Guelph…

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Fred Hallett and The Sewing Machine Factory

February 16 - August 8
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Raymond’s Sewing Machine Company, located at the junction of Suffolk, Yarmouth and Woolwich Streets, circa 1900

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. At the age of twelve, Fred left school to work at Raymond’s Sewing Machine Company. He operated a machine called a gear cutter. On February…

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

March 23 - October 31
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Mars Rover, Curiosity, February 2021

"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 College (est. 1874). Since then, the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph has grown to become one of the most respected in Canada.…

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CFRU: 40 Years on the FM Dial

March 23 - October 31
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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CFRU 40 Years on the FM Dial title graphic

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 from reel-to-reel archives, poster bins, cassette collections, and the reminiscences of CFRU alumni. This display guides viewers through the eclectic, creative, social-justice-promoting, funny, and wild story of this beloved local outlet.

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