Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation supported by Guelph Community Foundation Musagetes Fund grant

GUELPH, ON, October 18, 2018: Guelph Museums has been awarded a Musagetes Fund grant, through the Guelph Community Foundation, for the Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation initiative.

To commemorate the 240th birthday of Guelph founder John Galt, Guelph Museums will commission a musical theatre presentation exploring Galt’s eclectic background as a writer, businessman, and colonist; his relationship and regard for Six Nations; his advocacy for nation-to-nation relationships between the British Crown and First Nations; and his influence that continues to shape Guelph nearly 200 years after its founding.  During this time of reconciliation in Canada, this show will shed light on a deeper narrative about Guelph’s founding and the noble ambitions of its founder to work side-by-side with the original keepers of this land.

For 2018, The Musagetes Fund goal is to make arts more central and meaningful in people’s lives, said the release. They are looking for innovative and bold projects that help with new approaches to building community and culture.

The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of donors into permanent, interest earning endowments. The income from the endowments supports a range of charitable programs and activities. Currently, the Foundation administers $14.4 million in funds with $10.4 million in permanent endowed assets. Since inception, $4.2 million has been distributed to more than 950 charitable programs.

The Guelph Community Foundation is located at 46 Cork Street East in Guelph. For more information on how you can invest for community impact, please visit

For more information:

Tammy Adkin | Manager, Guelph Museums
Public Services – Culture, Tourism and Community Investment

City of Guelph
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 4H8
T 519-836-1221   ext 2775
[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on October 18, 2018