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History Bites: Guelph Pipe Band at 100 Years


The Guelph Pipe Band celebrates 100 years of continuous activity in 2022! Join Guelph Museums Curator Dawn Owen as she chats with members of the Guelph Pipe Band about their past, present, and future in Guelph, ON and beyond.


It Happened Here: Royal Opera House to the River Run Theatre

Banner Image: Royal Opera House Performance, c. 1899. 2009.32.1893, Guelph Museums  In this episode of It Happened Here, Education Coordinator Ken Irvine shines a spotlight on the stages and screens of Guelph, past and present. This episode premiered on Feburary 2, 2023 on YouTube. Watch the episode:

Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922

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

At the end of the First World War, as a result of the Mudros Armistice, the Ottoman State was occupied by Allies. British, French, Italian and Greek forces have occupied some strategic locations and cities within Turkey.  By May 1919, the Turkish War of Independence started under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Anatolia.


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.


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…

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.