Guelph’s past comes to life on Spirit Walk

Guelph, September 3, 2014: On September 13, Guelph Museums is summoning the spirits of Guelph’s colourful history. Leaving from the Civic Museum, the annual Spirit Walk takes participants on a guided tour through the city’s historical downtown, and introduces them to some of Guelph’s most famous residents of the past.

Participants can look forward to meeting and interacting with five spirits. Among those appearing this year are Maud Stevenson, known nation-wide as “Guelph’s Sweet Voiced Singer,” and William Bell, whose Guelph factory sold organs and pianos to customers worldwide, including Queen Elizabeth.  The spirits are played by local actors, many of whom are veterans of the walk.

Participants will visit some of the city’s most impressive buildings, learn about architecture, and hear stories about the individuals and events that shaped Guelph’s history. “You’re guaranteed to learn something new about the landmarks you walk past every day,” says Guelph Museums manager, Tammy Adkin. “It’s an entertaining way to learn about our city’s rich heritage.”

After the tour, participants are invited back to the Civic Museum where there will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

Tours depart at 6.00, 6.30, and 7.00pm, and take about two hours. Tickets cost $20 + HST and can be purchased at or by calling  519-836-1221. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St.

For more information, please contact Robin Morden, Community Relations Coordinator, 519-836-1221, [email protected].

Posted by Dawn Owen on September 3, 2014