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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…

Sights, sounds and good vibrations this fall at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, September 13, 2019: Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions — Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario and VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication — Friday, September 27 at the Civic Museum during Culture Days Weekend. Into the Light brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light.…

Guelph Museums takes to the sky to open annual Military Lecture series

GUELPH, ON, September 16, 2019: Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2019-2020 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, September 19 with “Cavalry of the Air” and “Deadly Skies“, presented by two speakers, Norman S. Leach and Ross C Morton.…

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…