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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…

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,…