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McCrae House marks Remembrance Week with return of Guelph Amateur Radio Club.

GUELPH, ON, October 30, 2012 – Remembrance traditions continue at McCrae House with the return of the Guelph Amateur Radio Club.  The group will again be sending and receiving remembrance messages at the birthplace of John McCrae from Tuesday, November 6 to Sunday, November 11.   “Every year we look forward to contacting, ham radio enthusiasts…

Catch the Kitchen Party at Guelph Civic Museum Saturday, October 27

Join us at Guelph Civic Museum for an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish music and dance as the museum hosts the Riverside Celtic College’s Kitchen Party. The fun starts at 2 pm Saturday, October 27 and all ages are welcome!  “We’re excited to bring the Celtic Kitchen Party to Guelph Civic Museum! Guests will…

Terry Copp opens Military History Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, October 5, 2012 –  Guelph Museums is pleased to announce the sixth annual military history lecture series in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) in Waterloo. “We’re thrilled to partner with LCMSDS again this year,” says Bev Dietrich, Acting Manager. “These lectures have been very popular in the…

Guelph’s first mobile photo exhibit opens this weekend

Guelph Civic Museum’s newest exhibit, featuring the top 30 mobile phone photographers selected by the organizers of guelPhonography , opens on Friday, September 28, 2012 with a reception at 7:00 p.m.

Guelph Civic Museum Closed July 1 – Join us at McCrae House for Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada Day at McCrae House on Sunday, July 1stfrom noon until 4 p.m.  “Our Canada Day festivities offer fun for the entire family,” says Val Harrison, Coordinator of Public Programs. “Visitors can enjoy a variety of heritage military displays and demonstrations, musical entertainment, Highland and Irish dancing, outdoor games, and, of course, birthday cake!” …

Step back to medieval times at Guelph Civic Museum

Looking for something fun to do with the family this upcoming PD day?  On Friday, June 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Guelph Civic Museum and Blackthorn Productions offer an afternoon of medieval fun featuring combat trained Knights, graceful Ladies and Lords of the realm, medieval demonstrations and displays. The afternoon event offers a hands-on…

Experience rare viewing of the Transit of Venus at Civic Museum

The public is invited to an admission-free talk by Dr. James Hunt followed by a rare opportunity to view the Transit of Venus on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Guelph Civic Museum. The Transit of Venus is a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs when Venus passes directly between the sun…

Museum display showcases OVC’s ties with Guelph community

As OVC celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Guelph Civic Museum is celebrating its grand reopening in a brand new location, the historic Loretto convent building on Norfolk Street. What better way to share some of the history of OVC with the Guelph community than to provide a unique exhibit for the museum in its new…