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

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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…

Every Child Matters

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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…

Her Story: Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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…

Scholar, Soldier, Spy: Captain John Kenneth Macalister

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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,…

Liberation of Holland 1945: Trooper Clarence Oliver James

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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

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.…

CFRU: 40 Years on the FM Dial

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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…