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Three photo grid representing historic moments in history. Fair left, a photo from a flooded sidewalk, the middle photo is from a flood and there are two people holding up a third person in their arms, the last image is of a coronavirus atom.

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!

Photo-collage showing cardboard binocular crafts

Museum From Home – Binocular Craft and Scavenger Hunt

Just because we’re staying at home and practicing social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t have adventures! Make yourself a pair of homemade binoculars and get exploring. Use your binoculars to spot all the items on the inside and outside scavenger hunt lists. Can you think of more things to find? Challenge your family members! Homemade…

Photograph showing the top of Locomotive 6167

Take a Magical Train Journey on Locomotive 6167

Imagine that Locomotive 6167 is a magical train…if Locomotive 6167 were a magical train that could take you anywhere, and let you travel with all the friends, where would you go? Who would you bring with you? Print out this booklet to create your own magical train journey! Download your magical train activity train booklet…

Museum Games – Guelph Museums Puzzle Challenge #1

The first #MuseumGames puzzle ties nicely into National Tartan Day which was Monday, April 6. Solve to unveil a beautiful green, purple and red plaid taffeta tartan dress, c.1880, with a high neck with black lace ruffle. We started you off with a tricky one! Stay tuned for more weekly puzzle challenges to come! We…

Guelph Museums Colouring page. The page features the outline of the Civic Museum building and the Basilica of Our Lady behind it.

Make Your Own Museum – Activity Booklet

Staying safe at home and missing the museum? Here’s your chance to create your own museum from the comfort of home! Download or print the “Make Your Own Museum” booklet in full colour or greyscale. Fill out on your computer or tablet, or use good, old fashioned crayons and markers. Share a picture of your…

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! Jacket Colouring Page PDF  …

#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…

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