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April 2021

History Bites: Memory Cycle, Resonified Artifacts

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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History Bites is a monthly series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection.

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Military Lecture – The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free
The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836

The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich BHC0355   Paul Mansell presents, The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy. In 1739, after two and a half decades of relative peace, Spain and Britain entered into the War of Jenkins’ Ear (1739-48). This war became subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession 1740-48) and has not received a lot of attention from historians. The Royal Navy had…

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Fourth Friday: Static Channel

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with free admission to the Civic Museum from 5 to 9 pm, and a free outdoor concert at 8 pm. Reservations in advance. The concert can also be enjoyed from the comfort of your home via Facebook Live @guelphmuseums About Static Channel Static Channel marries instrumental electronic music with sound-responsive abstract visuals. Created by two unmarried lovers, Monika Hauck and Alex Ricci, Static Channel’s momentous and vivid video…

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May 2021

Rapid Response: Collecting Experiences as they are Lived

May 15 - September 19
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a major moment in history. On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On March 17, Ontario declared a state of emergency, prompting citywide closures and social distancing protocols. In April 2020, the Museum, while closed to visitors, launched a call to community for contemporary objects and personal expressions reflecting our individual and collective experiences. On May 25, 2020, the death of George Floyd in the US spurred the Black Lives Matter…

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History Bites: Collecting Experiences as they are Lived

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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History Bites is a monthly series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection.

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Military Lecture – The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Free
Illustration of a green military helmet with the words The Devil's Trick written in black. Below the helmet red text reads how Canada fought the Vietnam War

John Boyko will talk on his latest book, The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War. More than forty-five years after the fall of Saigon, John Boyko brings to light the little-known story of Canada’s involvement in the American War in Vietnam. Through the lens of six remarkable people, bestselling historian John Boyko recounts Canada’s often-overlooked involvement in the Vietnam War as peacemaker, combatant, and provider of both weapons and sanctuary. Through these wide-ranging and fascinating accounts, Boyko adds…

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Fourth Friday: Royal Castles

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with free admission to the Civic Museum from 5 to 9 pm, and a free outdoor concert starting at 7 pm. Reservations in advance. Cash bar. You can also enjoy the free concert from the comfort of your home via Facebook Live @guelphmuseums About Royal Castles Energetic, hard hitting and hooks for days, Royal Castles make nostalgic but contemporary garage-rock/power-pop. Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, the 3-piece deliver pounding drums,…

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June 2021

History Bites: Life on the Grand, Reflections from the Black Community Society

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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History Bites is a monthly series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection. Presented in partnership with the Guelph Black Heritage Society and 2Rivers Festival

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