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Call for Proposals: McCrae House Backyard Theatre

Proposal deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019 Guelph Museums is currently seeking proposals from playwrights, storytellers, and/or musicians to produce a summer theatre production for July 2020. In 2015, Guelph Museums launched Backyard Theatre at McCrae House with A Night in Flanders, an original one-act play by Don Macrae.  Since then, performances have included Sons of ’17 by Mike…

Guelph Museums commemorates Treaties Recognition Week

GUELPH, October 23, 2019: November 3 to 9 is Treaty Recognition Week, a time to honour the importance of treaties and educate citizens about treaty rights and treaty relationships. Treaties are constitutionally-recognized agreements between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown. These agreements have often been betrayed by settlers, and colonial policies put in place to exploit,…

In Conversation: Eugenics Retold

GUELPH, ON, October 18, 2019: Join ‘Into the Light’ co-creators for ‘In Conversation: Eugenics Retold’ Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at Guelph Civic Museum. Into the Light: Education and Eugenics in Southern Ontario is an exhibition of artistic, sensory, and material expressions of memory.  It aims to bring one of Guelph’s dark secrets, as…

Illuminate Your Writing with Rob O’Flanagan

GUELPH, ON, October 10, 2019: Inspired by John McCrae’s creative inclinations, join us for a morning of tea, creative writing and drawing in the McCrae House gardens Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Led by writer, visual artist and award-winning journalist, Rob O’Flanagan, Illuminate Your Writing is a workshop for anyone who enjoys…

We Remember Poppy Beading Workshop held at McCrae House

GUELPH, ON, September 23, 2019: Indigenous artisan and educator Naomi Smith will lead a two-day beading workshop at McCrae House on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will create an embossed beaded poppy pin or pendant, learn traditional teachings and receive an introduction to Indigenous raised beading…

Sights, sounds and good vibrations this fall at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, September 13, 2019: Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions — Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario and VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication — Friday, September 27 at the Civic Museum during Culture Days Weekend. Into the Light brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light.…

Guelph Museums takes to the sky to open annual Military Lecture series

GUELPH, ON, September 16, 2019: Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2019-2020 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, September 19 with “Cavalry of the Air” and “Deadly Skies“, presented by two speakers, Norman S. Leach and Ross C Morton.…

Galt 240: Exploring colonist John Galt and the founding of Guelph in a new light

GUELPH, July 24, 2019: 2019 marks the 240th birthday of John Galt, colonist and founder of Guelph. To commemorate the occasion, Guelph Museums is offering a series of events during the Civic Holiday weekend that reimagine our city today and in the future. “The traditional founding story of Guelph focused solely on John Galt’s arrival…