Musings

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…

The Canada Company, John Galt, and the Founding of Guelph

The Canada Company was chartered in 1825 as a land and colonization company based in London, England. In 1826, the company purchased from the British Crown about 2.5 million acres of land on the shores of Lake Huron in Upper Canada (modern-day Ontario). The Crown had earlier acquired this land from the Mississaugas of the…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #3

This week’s puzzle is one of our easier ones – 16 pieces! Solve to unveil a beautiful artifact from the Guelph Museums Collection – a toy sewing machine, c. 1927. Stay tuned for more puzzle challenges to come!

Guelph Circa 1999 – Diego Hadarits

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…

Rapid Response Collecting: Let’s document this major moment in history

Banner images: Flooded Street after Bursting of Goldie’s Dam, 1929 (2002.81.5) Guelph Spring Flood, 1948 (2008.42.1) Coronavirus Illustration, Medical News Today The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is a major moment in history. We are experiencing its impact locally, nationally and internationally. Guelph Museums is committed to preserving our experiences, as individuals, families, and communities face this…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #2

This week’s puzzle we’re throwing it back to 1990 with a photo from Guelph General Hospital’s 115th Birthday! Stay tuned for more puzzle challenges to come!