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All aboard! Locomotive 6167 is leaving the station for John Galt Park November 14

For further information, please view the City of Guelph’s news release Macdonell and Woolwich Streets closed at Wellington Street intersection Guelph, Ont., November 5, 2020 – Preparations are underway to move all 490,000 pounds of Locomotive 6167 from Farqhuar Street to a new platform located at John Galt Park on Woolwich Street. Work is expected…

Online Remembrance Programs with Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, October 15, 2020: Guelph Museums is offering a safe and inviting way to bring Remembrance learning into classrooms, homeschools, and small group meetings with two new online education programs focusing on the First and Second World Wars. Offered daily between November 3 and 6 and November 9 and 13, these programs are designed…

Guelph’s cultural and heritage community supported by the Government of Canada during the pandemic

Originally published by the office of LLoyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph September 17, 2020 As the cultural and heritage industry struggles to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is continuing its efforts to support organizations that have been significantly impacted and still face challenges and financial pressures. That…

Backyard Theatre Returns to McCrae House!

As theatres sit dark around the world, there’s a glimmer of light this summer in Guelph. Guelph Museums re-launches McCrae House Backyard Theatre this August with limited runs of two shows: Sons of ‘17 and Keeping the Homefires Burning. “The McCrae House backyard provides an intimate outdoor theatre setting like no other,” says museum manager…

Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

Key facts Guelph Civic Museum opens to members Tuesday, July 21, opens to public on Friday, July 24 The Families Gallery at Guelph Civic Museum will reopen Tuesday, August 18 Fourth Friday concerts resume outdoors starting on Friday, July 24 McCrae House opens Friday, July 28 Call ahead or schedule your visit on Eventbrite As…

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…

Guelph Museums COVID-19 Update: April 7

Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020 Guelph, Ont., April 7, 2020 – Following advice from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, all City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). All scheduled programs, performances and events at City…

Guelph Museums COVID-19 Update: March 24

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, all Guelph Museums locations are temporarily closed until further notice. For all City of Guelph coronavirus updates and further information, please visit guelph.ca. We are still available online and through our social media channels. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please visit the staff contact page to connect with us via…