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Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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.

Rapid Response: Collecting Experiences as they are Lived

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

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

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.…

Hope and Healing: Art Installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers brings her site-specific art installation #hopeandhealingcanada to the Guelph Civic Museum. Visitors to the museum can witness the creation process over three days, from September 22 to 24. The completed installation will be unveiled on Friday, September 24 in conjunction with the launch of Ontario Culture Days and to mark the…


Between the Crosses, Row on Row: 100 Years of the Remembrance Poppy

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Beginning with Guelph-born Lt. Col. John McCrae's 1915 poem "In Flanders Fields", this exhibition tells the story of the poppy as it evolved to be an enduring symbol of remembrance in Canada and around the world.

Hilltop Shop Spotlight on Judith Nasby

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

On Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m Judith Nasby joins us for a talk on her new book: The Making of a Museum. Judith will present a brief reading and will be available afterwards for those who would like their copy signed. The Making of a Museum will be available for purchase in the Hilltop…

History Bites: From the Vault – Toys and Games of Guelph


Let's have some fun! On December 15 from 12 - 1 pm, join Visitor Experiences Assistant Anna as she gives you an up close and personal look at some of the toys in our collection. From twentieth century dolls, to wooden skill-based toys, this session is sure to open your eyes to how Guelphite's played…