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Tales From the Hill: Guelph Guild of Storytellers

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

Tales from the Hill is presented by the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and features a guest teller in addition to Guild tellers. The evening includes hot cider, light refreshments, and conversation. Guests are invited to register a telling or participate during the open mic storytelling. Tales from the Hill runs on the second Wednesday or…

Military Lecture: The Royal Canadian Air Force at 100: A material retrospective with Mike Bechthold

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

In 1968, the RCAF Flyers, winners of the 1948 Olympic Gold Medal for ice hockey, reunited for a charity game. Here, the vice chief of the defence staff, Lieutenant-General F.R. Sharpe speaks with four members of the team: Lieutenant-Colonel Hubert Brooks, Chief Warrant Officer Andy Gilpin, Sergeant Red Gravelle, and Captain Frank Boucher. The jersey…

Alchemy Embroidery – Collaboratively Altering Paper with Needle and Thread

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

The history of a society or an individual can be told through textiles, and these narratives may not be present in other historical records. The only trace of a life lived may be found on an embroidered piece of cloth.  Embroidery has enormous cultural significances being valued as an expressive medium in many cultures and…

Fourth Friday: Preetam Sengupta

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

Join us for a captivating evening with Preetam Sengupta, a storytelling singer-songwriter hailing from Sarnia, who has made Guelph his home for many years.  Step into the Programming room, transformed into a cozy and intimate space for the evening, where Sengupta will charm you with his soul-stirring tunes and captivating stories. Every Fourth Friday of…

Doors Open After Dark

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

Experience the Civic Museum like never before at a one-of-a-kind event where the museum comes alive after hours. Step into a world where history meets creativity as the entire museum is transformed into a playground of music, art, installations, performances, and activations. Free admission begins at 5 PM, and Preetam Sengputa takes the 4th Friday…

Tales From the Hill: Guelph Guild of Storytellers

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

Tales from the Hill is presented by the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and features a guest teller in addition to Guild tellers. The evening includes hot cider, light refreshments, and conversation. Guests are invited to register a telling or participate during the open mic storytelling. Tales from the Hill runs on the second Wednesday or Thursday…

Mother’s Day Tea

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

NOTE: This event is now SOLD OUT.  Tea is a serious affair at Guelph Museums! This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an afternoon of tea and treats at the Civic Museum. Enjoy a bottomless pot of either our McCrae Private Blend or Town Garden Blend tea as well as a variety of delicious sweet treats..…

Fourth Friday: Tracy Cain

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

Join us for a stirring exploration of Black Canadian history with a special edition of our Fourth Friday concert series. Tracy Cain, a Guelph-based descendant of Freedom Seekers, shares her journey through music and video in "And Then What Happened..." Cain, a 5th generation Black Canadian, has delved into her rich heritage, uncovering stories of…