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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…

Backyard Theatre returns to McCrae House

GUELPH, ON, June 26, 2019: McCrae House Backyard Theatre returns for another summer with What I Gave, I Have. The performances open Saturday, July 6 and run Wednesdays through Saturdays until July 20 at 7 p.m. in the backyard of McCrae House. There will be Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on July 13 and 20.…

Indie folk band and Guelph’s artist-in-residence kick off the Fourth Friday summer series at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, June 21, 2019: Four-piece indie folk band ‘Wooly’ will perform at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, June 28 as part of the museum’s Fourth Friday concert series. Wooly represents a collaboration of unique musical talents brought together through a common vision. Emerging from diverse musical experiences and influences, members strive to present a fusion…

In Conversation: Newspapers Past, Present and Future?

GUELPH, ON, June 19, 2019: Join the Guelph Mercury’s former managing editor Phil Andrews ‘In Conversation’ on Wednesday, June 26 at Guelph Civic Museum, with veterans of the newspaper industry and current journalists to discuss Newspapers: Past, Present, and Future? This ‘In Conversation’ event coincides with two newspaper-themed exhibitions currently on display at Guelph Civic…

Alex Jacobs-Blum, The Medicine Game

Call for Submissions – Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

Image: Alex Jacobs-Blum, The Medicine Game SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, July 7, 2019 Guelph Museums invites contemporary artists to participate in Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, an exhibition about our collective journey toward decolonization, through the submission of art works that reflect personal experiences and challenge the conventions of institutional space. We are open to all…

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Summer exhibitions launch at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, May 23, 2019 – Two newspaper-themed exhibitions are set to open on Saturday, June 1 at Guelph Civic Museum. Guelph’s storied past is recounted through ‘B&W And Read All Over’, which traces the history of The Guelph Mercury, this city’s daily printed newspaper that reported the local, national and international news to our…

Guelph celebrates 192, after dark

GUELPH ON, April 18, 2019: With creative installations and live performances, Doors Open After Dark will transform the Civic Museum into an all-night party celebrating art, history, and culture Friday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Launching the Doors Open Guelph weekend, Doors Open After Dark will celebrate Guelph’s 192nd birthday and John…

Indigenous beading workshop at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, April 1, 2019: Indigenous artisan and educator Naomi Smith will lead a beading workshop at Guelph Civic Museum Sunday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants will create a Woodlands-style Strawberry Emery (pin cushion) during this one-day workshop. Using silk and velvet with seed and antique bead embellishments, Smith will teach…