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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.

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

Virtual Tour of the Former Mohawk Institute Residential School

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Join Guelph Museums on a virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School Woodland Cultural Centre will guide viewers through the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, sharing…

Free

Interrupted Reverie – Canadian Identity Reimagined with Eleni Bakopoulos

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Interrupted Reverie is a recent and ongoing series of paintings by Guelph-based artist, Eleni Bakopoulos, that explore the works of Canadian artists that formed the Group of Seven. Within their beautiful but barren landscapes she envisions Hellenistic sculpture, vulnerability, truth, history, and hope. Her work addresses the truth behind Canadian Identity.

Free

Conversations in Pipigwan Flute with Rene Meshake

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Ojibwe multidisciplinary artist and residential school survivor Rene Meshake.

Free