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Bite-sized history tours offered at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, February 10, 2020: History Bites, a new lunch hour series at the Civic Museum, continues Wednesday, February 19 at 12 noon, as curator Dawn Owen guides a tour and talk about Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario, an exhibition revealing the challenging and difficult history of eugenics in Guelph. “Our…

Feeling Sound, Performing Access, an immersive experience at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, February 5, 2020: Bridging methods of art and communication, acclaimed artists Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat and Gordon Monahan present a unique vibrotactile performance, curated by David Bobier, at the Civic Museum Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. Using haptic systems — belts, pillows and floors that vibrate — Feeling Sound, Performing Access invites the…

Call for Submissions: Doors Open After Dark 2020

Deadline: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11:59 PM Doors Open After Dark Application Form Doors Open After Dark will celebrate Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create…

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…