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Where The Rivers Meet

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Where The Rivers Meet is a display within the City Gallery that centers the Original Peoples who have been on this land since time immemorial. It includes information about migration,…

Call & Response: Querying the Collection

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Using a community-curation and crowd-sourcing framework, Guelph Museums’ invited members, volunteers, and staff to select an item from the museum’s collection for display. The exhibition, Call & Response: Querying the Collection, highlights what they are most interested in and why.

Who What Wear: 200 Years of Local Fashion

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Told through the clothes they wore and the pictures they took, Who What Wear shares stories and experiences of people in the place we have called Guelph for over 200…

Military Lecture: We Both Survived – The Soldier-Horse Relationship in the First World War

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Horses and mules were essential to the ability of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces to operate in the First World War. Equines hauled supplies, ammunition, artillery, as well as acted as cavalry. Working alongside each other across the Western Front, soldiers developed relationships with their equine charges.

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It Happened Here: The Dairy Bush

Banner Image: Mills Hall, Ontario Agricultural College, c. 1930. 2005.48.4, Guelph Museums Reforestation, buried ciders, and a sky hill - The Dairy Bush had it all! In this episode of It Happened Here, Education Coordinator, Ken Irvine shares the story of the Dairy Bush, a seemingly unassuming forest in the middle of the city...or is…

No Word For Art: Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Creativity

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Told from historical and contemporary perspectives, and through the story of beads, guest curator Naomi Smith shares the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern regions of Ontario. No Word for Art features Indigenous beadworks as creative expressions of survival, crafted by historical artists. The exhibition also includes contemporary beadworks that…

Military Lecture: Duty, Honour & Izzat – The Sikh Military Tradition

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

From the Mughal and British Empires, to the Anglo Sikh Wars, Great Wars, the UN, and beyond, the Sikhs continue to have a long, rich and colourful military history. Unfortunately, their contributions have largely been not only forgotten but intentionally kept out of historical narratives both past and present.