Musings

Guelph Mason Gives Competition the Boot in 1903 Thanksgiving Day Race

This weekend many of our city’s best athletes will be lacing up a pair of their favourite runners and headover to Exhibition Park to compete in the annual Thanksgiving Day Race. While the event will no doubt feature some impressive displays of speed and endurance, it’s unlikely that any runner will replicate one Guelph man’s…

#AskaCurator: Church of Our Lady

We’re introducing a new feature on our blog, called “Ask a Curator.” We have a very knowledgeable curatorial team here at the museum, and we want to give you a chance to ask them any questions you may have about Guelph’s history. Want to know more about an old building you walk past every day?…

Portraiture artist (and program assistant) makes headlines

One of our staff members was recently featured on the front page of the Guelph Mercury! Lauren Ellis is an extremely talented artist whom we are lucky enough to have as a Program and Event Assistant here at the museum. In the article, Ellis talks about her her remarkable portraiture and pencil drawings, her decision…

Spirit Walkers Enjoy Theatre on the Streets of Guelph

Unseasonably cool weather didn’t stop over seventy people from taking part in Guelph Museum’s Spirit Walk this past Saturday. All three walking tours sold out, as participants bundled up to explore Guelph’s storied past. Participants were treated to virtuoso performances by local actors playing the parts of Guelph’s most fascinating historical figures. This year, the tour…