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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: From the Vault – Uranium Glass and Marie Curie

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Marie Curie found that an ore containing uranium was far more radioactive than could be explained by its uranium content. In this special episode of History Bites: From the Vault, Visitor Experiences Assistant Anna will take you into our collection to explore the history of Uranium Glass!

Free

Fourth Friday: Vivek Joshi

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Come and join our Diwali celebration! Vivek Joshi and friends join us at the Guelph Civic Museum to celebrate Diwali as part of our much-loved Fourth Friday program. Vivek will be accompanied by a six-piece band to present festive traditional Indian music, including bhajans, folk and popular classics.

Free