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The Origin of Fan: Folding Form and Function

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The Origin of Fan: Folding Form and Function considers the local and global histories, technological innovation, and cultural significance of fans. The exhibition draws from Guelph Museums’ collection of over 80 fans and related photographs, postcards, and other ephemera.

Witnessing War

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The exhibition Witnessing War takes place in 2022, marking 150 years since the birth of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918). An esteemed doctor, soldier and poet, McCrae is remembered for his wartime poem “In Flanders Fields,” which he wrote from the trenches near Ypres, Belgium, on 3 May 1915.

Guelph Pipe Band: Celebrating 100 Years

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The creation of a pipe band was inspired by the Guelph Burns Club, which celebrated poet Robbie Burns in the local Scottish diaspora. To fund the band, a Tag Day campaign raised $72 and the Victoria-Guelph Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire collected $500. The Guelph Pipe Band was officially formed in the fall of 1922.

Iron Willed: Women in STEM

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

This travelling exhibition from Ingenium Canada recognizes the crucial role of women in STEM. Through text and images, the display tells the stories of historical and contemporary Women in STEM, their scientific contributions, as well as their challenges in the face of persistent systemic barriers.

Playing the Pipes: Musical Animals from Medieval Manuscripts

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

“Playing the Pipes” celebrates the whimsical animals and creatures pictured playing bagpipes in the margins of medieval manuscripts. Paint a small image adapted from medieval illuminations, using real gold leaf, watercolour, and ink.

$65

Ridge

River Run Centre 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON

A visceral performance centered around the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Ridge probes difficult but necessary questions about how and why we grieve. Through storytelling, theatre, and live music, the production examines misconceptions and varying perspectives about the battle, while drawing parallels to other formative events in Canada’s past.

$25
Recurring

Tales from the Hill – Guelph Guild of Storytellers

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Tales from the Hill returns to the Civic Museum in-person! Tales from the Hill is presented by the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and features a guest teller in addition to Guild tellers.

Free

History Bites: Guelph Pipe Band at 100 Years

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The Guelph Pipe Band celebrates 100 years of continuous activity in 2022! Join Guelph Museums Curator Dawn Owen as she chats with members of the Guelph Pipe Band about their past, present, and future in Guelph, ON and beyond.

Free