Musings

Guelph Museums Colouring Pages

We created some fun and relaxing colouring pages based on photos and artifacts straight from the Guelph Museums collection. Download the printable PDF versions below! Don’t forget to take a picture of your beautiful creation and share with us on social media! Tag @guelphmuseums on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy colouring!        …

#MuseumFromHome – Guelph Museums edition

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. The Guelph Museums team is hard at work from home to keep things running behind the scenes. Two weeks in – let’s check in with our #WorkFromHome crew and see what everyone’s working on. Dawn Owen, Curator In the days…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Tannis Slimmon

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973. While the Museum is closed to the public at…

The Priory

The Priory was the first permanent structure built in Guelph. Designed by John Galt, the building served as living quarters for the Canada Company, civic chambers, and the first post office. It was named for Charles Prior, who supervised its construction. After Galt was recalled to England in 1829, the Priory became a private residence,…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Pogs Craft

How to Make Your Own Pogs Downloadable PDF Instructions Playing with Pogs was a huge craze in the 1990s. Make your own set to play at home! Game play instructions are on the next page. You will need: Cardboard, paper, scissors, markers, glue. Step 1. Cut out cardboard circles, approximately 5 centimetre in diameter, then…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Ajay Heble

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973.   While the Museum is closed to the public…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Jessica Steinhauser

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973.   While the Museum remains open at this…

Guelph Museums receives Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

GUELPH, February 21, 2020: Guelph Museums’ exhibition ‘Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario’ received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, presented by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell at a ceremony at Queen’s Park last evening. Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario brings the histories and experiences…