Musings

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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