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We Are All Treaty People

Land Acknowledgement Guelph is situated on treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and home to many First Nations, Inuit and Metis people today. Guelph Museums respectfully acknowledges the ancestral homelands of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Metis Peoples, and recognizes that we are situated on Treaty 3 territory, the traditional territory…

Guelph Museums’ week of remembrance commemorates 100th anniversary of Armistice

GUELPH, ON, November 1, 2018: Guelph Museums will mark Remembrance Day, and the centennial of the signing of the Armistice ending the First World War, with a week of activities at the Civic Museum and McCrae House leading up to November 11. The World Remembers, a digital memorial, will display the names of 1,003,167 names…

Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation supported by Guelph Community Foundation Musagetes Fund grant

GUELPH, ON, October 18, 2018: Guelph Museums has been awarded a Musagetes Fund grant, through the Guelph Community Foundation, for the Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation initiative. To commemorate the 240th birthday of Guelph founder John Galt, Guelph Museums will commission a musical theatre presentation exploring Galt’s eclectic background as a writer, businessman, and colonist;…

Terry Copp opens annual Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2018-2019 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, September 27 when Terry Copp presents “Cities in Crisis: Montreal and Guelph in 1918. How citizens of Canadian cities responded to the challenges of the…

Fallen First World War soldiers remembered through digital memorial at Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums joins 60 other locations across Canada and around the world in presenting The World Remembers, a nationwide commemoration of the First World War. Leading up to Remembrance Day, The World Remembers, a digital memorial, will display the names of 1,003,167 names of those killed in 1918, including those registered as official war deaths…

Cheers to new brewing exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum

Much anticipated exhibition, Brewing Changes Guelph opens at Guelph Civic Museum Saturday, September 15. Guest curated by Eric Payseur, Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise, fall and resurrection of Guelph breweries. Whether one has worked in the…

Guelph Museums will tour Scotland in the footsteps of John Galt in 2019

May 2, 2019 will mark the 240th birthday of John Galt – the Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, political and social commentator, and Canada Company superintendent who founded Guelph and Goderich, Ontario in 1827. Guelph Museums, in partnership with Frederick Travel, will lead a commemorative tour in Scotland next spring to explore Galt’s homeland, discover his influences…

Weekly early years program launching at the Civic Museum in September

EarlyON Child and Family Centre will offer a weekly program for children from birth to 6 years old and their families at Guelph Civic Museum beginning Wednesday, September 5. The museum will be the Downtown EarlyON Playtime location with free drop-in family programming from 9:30 to 11:30 AM every Wednesday. EarlyON Playtime at Guelph Civic…