Musings

Guelph Museums Crossword #3 – Before Social Distancing

Do you remember what life was like before this time of physical distancing? They’re almost hard to look at now, but Guelph Museums’ collection is full of photographs of people having fun in large groups. Let this crossword puzzle lead you on a tour of some of our favourite photos of people who hadn’t even…

The Great Guelph Museums Artefact Heist!

It seems the puppets in the Families Gallery have stolen some of our artefacts, and replaced them with forgeries! Can you help us catch them in the act? Here’s how we think the heist happened… 10:25 PM, Wednesday, March 18: Video camera footage shows a meeting of the puppets. Our museum experts suspect that this…

Guelph Museums Crossword #2 – Medical Collection

The heroic efforts being made by medical professionals around the world has inspired us to explore the medical artefacts in our collection. Discover some of our favourite items with this crossword puzzle. Instructions: 1.  Access our digital collection at guelph.pastperfectonline.com. 2. Click on “Keyword Search.” 3. Type the series of numbers provided for each clue…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #5

🧩 Are you ready for a challenge? Crazy quilt is an excellent pattern name for this week’s #MuseumGames puzzle. 300 puzzle pieces to stitch together!   See if you can beat the record score!   #MuseumFromHomeChallenge #Puzzle #GuelphMuseumsCollection

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #4

This week’s #MuseumGames puzzle forms an image from an E.R. Bollert Advertising Card, 1899. E.R. Bollert & Co. sold fine gentlemen’s clothing and furnishings at 27 Lower Wyndham Street. The advertising card boasts, “”Fine Ordered Clothing. We solicit your patronage for our Tailoring Department, and among others, for the following reasons: 1st. Our stock comprises…

Lay of the Land – Make Your Own Compass

How to Make a Compass PDF Instructions Normally, compasses use North, South, East, and West to navigate. At home, you can make a compass that uses Left, Right, Ahead, and Behind. 1. Cut a circle out of paper, and write “Ahead” at the top of it, and “Behind” at the bottom. 2. On the Left…

Guelph Museums Crossword #1 – Collection Pastimes

We’re all looking for activities and pastimes to do indoors right now, and the Guelph Museums collection has plenty! Explore some of our favourite items with this crossword puzzle. Instructions:   1. Access our digital collection at guelph.pastperfectonline.com 2. Click on “Keyword Search.” 3. Type the series of numbers provided for each clue into the…

Guelph Circa 1999 – Thomas King

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…