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Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries marks the end of a multi-year collaboration in three of Guelph’s vibrant neighbourhoods – Two Rivers, Onward Willow, and Brant Avenue – where we explored two driving questions: What makes a place home? How do communities change over time?

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.

McCrae House Tea at Two

McCrae House 108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario

After touring McCrae House, visitors are invited to relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. The menu includes exclusively-blended McCrae House teas, scones with whipped cream, jam and berries.

$17

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.

Fourth Friday: Lacey Hill

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Get swept away by the sweet sounds of Oneida/Mohawk artist Lacey Hill during August's free Fourth Friday concert! Lacey captivates audiences with her stage presence as she sings powerful lyrics over melodic guitar chords. Catch her intimate Guelph Museums debut on our patio overlooking beautiful Downtown Guelph.

Free

Guelph Pipe Band Concert

McCrae House 108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario

This year, the Guelph Pipe Band celebrates their 100th Anniversary! On Wednesday, September 14 the Guelph Pipe Band will perform a concert in full regalia at McCrae Memorial Gardens.

Free

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.