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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…

Guelph Museums COVID-19 Update

Guelph Museums is monitoring and following the advice of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health with regard to COVID-19. The Museum remains open during regular hours. Events will be assessed on a case by case basis using criteria provided by Health Canada. Screening at the Museums We are asking people not to enter the Museums if they have a fever or cough or…

Party like it’s 1999 this March Break at the Civic Museum

GUELPH, March 10, 2020: Guelph Civic Museum is the place to be during March Break, Saturday, March 14 to Sunday March 22, with plenty of family fun and new exhibitions to explore. In addition to the launch of feature exhibitions Guelph Circa 1999 and Lay of the Land, there will be special themed activities for…

Guelph Museums hosts film screening and We Matter discussion at The eBar during the March Break

GUELPH, March 4, 2020: Guelph Museums will present a viewing of the film The Grizzlies at The eBar  Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m. The Grizzlies is an inspiring true story about a group of Inuit students in the small Arctic town of Kugluktuk. Suffering from widespread drug use, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and one of the highest teen…

Guelph Museums receives Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

GUELPH, February 21, 2020: Guelph Museums’ exhibition ‘Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario’ received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, presented by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell at a ceremony at Queen’s Park last evening. Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario brings the histories and experiences…

Celebrated author Jesse Thistle delivers military lecture at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, February 13, 2020: The military lecture series at Guelph Civic Museum continues Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. with “Bison brigades and battle tactics during the Northwest Resistance,” presented by Jesse Thistle. From century-long fights with the Sioux, to the massive and dangerous logistics of the bison hunt, Métis hunting tactics took on…