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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.

History Bites: Iron Willed – Women in STEM

ONLINE

Guelph Museums Curator Dawn Owen is in conversation with Dr. Joanne O'Meara, and local participants from our newest feature exhibition Iron Willed: Women in STEM. 

Free

Military Lecture: The Irish Canadian Rangers in Canada and Ireland, 1915 -1917

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The Irish Canadian Rangers began as a Militia Regiment in 1915 after Catholic and Protestant Irish agreed to cooperate. Drawing upon research for his recent book Montreal At War 1914-1918, Terry Copp examines both Irish and Canadian history in this dramatic, formative period.

Free

Fourth Friday: Silas Chinsen

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Guelph Museums and Culture launches Culture Days with a Fourth Friday performance by Silas Chinsen, a Guelph-based musician, composer, and producer. Catch his Guelph Museums debut on our patio overlooking beautiful Downtown Guelph.

Free

Book Launch: Unsinkable Lucile

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Celebrate the launch of Unsinkable Lucile: How a Farm Girl Became the Queen of Fashion and Survived the Titanic at the Civic Museum. Author Hugh Brewster and illustrator Laurie McGaw will give a special presentation on the story of Lucile.

Free