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Rotary in Guelph 1920–2020: 100 Years of Service Above Self

February 4 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Rotary Club, 1921

Image: Rotarians of Guelph, 1921 The Beginning of Rotary in Guelph: On February 23, 1920, 25 local business leaders hosted a meeting to organize a Rotary Club in Guelph. Under the direction of Alex Stewart, the club held its Charter Night on April 9, 1920 at the Royal Canadian Café. The Rotary Club of Guelph has sponsored nine other Clubs in Guelph and the surrounding the region: Kitchener (1922), Orangeville (1936), Acton (1947), Drayton (1950), Georgetown (1955), Fergus (1966), Guelph…

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Every Child Matters

February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Every Child Matters in white wrap text. There is a white feather to the left of the word "Every". Orange background.

Acknowledging the legacy of Canada’s Residential School system and its impact on Indigenous communities, past, present and future. What is Residential School? The term “Residential School” refers to the education system that forced Indigenous children into mainstream “Canadian” ways of living. The practice removed Indigenous children from their families, languages, customs, and traditional teachings. There were 139 Indian residential schools funded and operated by the federal government. Opened in 1828 and located only 50 kilometres from Guelph, the Mohawk Institute…

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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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Liberation of Holland 1945: Clarence Oliver James

November 3, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Scholar, Soldier, Spy: John Kenneth Macalister

November 3, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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