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Call for Submissions:  Doors Open After Dark and Doors Open Guelph

April 26 & 27, 2019 Deadline for Submissions – Sunday, February 10, 2019, 11:59 PM Doors Open After Dark and Doors Open Guelph will celebrate Guelph’s 192nd birthday, and commemorate the 240th birthday of Guelph founder John Galt, with history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 9 PM April 26 to 1…

Guelph Cenotaph Roll of Honour updates to be unveiled at dedication ceremony

GUELPH, ON, November 3, 2018: A dedication ceremony is set for Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at Guelph’s cenotaph located on Woolwich Street at Eramosa Road to honour 43 men and women who served and died during the first and second World Wars, and whose names have just recently been added to the Guelph…

Land Acknowledgement Guelph is situated on treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people today. Guelph Museums respectfully acknowledges the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, and Métis Peoples, and recognizes that we are situated on Treaty 3: Between the Lakes Purchase territory, the…

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…