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February 2020

Feeling Sound, Performing Access

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$10
Gordon Monahan, Water Coiling (photo: Simon Vogel)

Image: Gordon Monahan, Water Coiling (photo: Simon Vogel) A vibrotactile performance by acclaimed artists Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat and Gordon Monahan, curated by David Bobier. Using haptic systems (belts, pillows and floors that vibrate), the audience is invited into an immersive experience that extends beyond sight and sound to touch and motion. Co-presented by Guelph Museums and VibraFusionLab with support from the Musagetes Fund through the Guelph Community Foundation. The building is physically accessible and there will be ASL interpretation.…

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Fourth Friday: Sasha Henry and Aaron Ridge

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Kick off your weekend with a performance by Sasha Henry and Aaron Ridge. On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performance by Sasha Henry and Aaron Ridge at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Presented in partnership with Guelph Black Heritage Society. Cash bar. Sponsored by: Sasha Henry always had a love for music but it wasn’t until she began singing that she discovered her passion for it.…

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March 2020

Tales from the Hill

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission

Join Guelph Guild of Storytellers and special guests on the first Wednesday of each month. Free admission.

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Guelph Circa 1999

March 14 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Man standing in front of a paneled wall. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and a collared shirt.

Like a time capsule, visitors will discover Guelph of 20 years ago. Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973, the exhibition also features artifacts from the 1990s and early 2000s.

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March Break Museum Camp – SOLD OUT

March 16 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$192.14

Engage and explore at Museum Camp. Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we join museum educators for fun activities. Games, crafts, active outdoor time, and hands on, in-depth exploration with the exhibits are all part of your week. Come join us as we discover, create and learn together. Ages: 4 Yrs. to 8 Yrs. Register online at regexpress.guelph.ca, using code: 229209

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March Break at the Museum

March 16 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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General Admission

Guelph Civic Museum is the place to be during the March Break! Daily activities, with special guests and the museum programming team, weekdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. General admission. Monday           Pirates of the Museum Tuesday           Special Guest - Guelph Outdoor School Wednesday     Stylin’ 90s crafts Thursday         Special Guest- Wild Ontario Friday              Party Like It’s 1999

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Spring Exhibition Opening Reception

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission

Celebrate the opening of spring exhibitions, Guelph 1999 and Lay of the Land. Doors open 5 p.m., opening remarks at 6 p.m. Followed by a musical performance at 7 p.m. Free admission. Cash bar.

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No Word for Art

March 31 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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April 2020

Tales from the Hill

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission

Join Guelph Guild of Storytellers and special guests on the first Wednesday of each month. Free admission.

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The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Admission by donation
Detail of Fighting History book cover. Image of young soldier holding a gunand wearing a green hat.

Award-winning Canadian military author Tim Cook will talk on his latest book “The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War". About The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering and Remaking Canada’s Second World War: A masterful telling of the way World War Two has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canada over seventy-five years. The Second World War shaped modern Canada. It led to the country's emergence as a middle power…

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Fourth Friday: Murray Foster

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admisison
Photo of Murray Foster standing in front of a grey concrete building.

Before Doors Open After Dark 2020 officially kicks off, warm up with a free Fourth Friday concert by Murray Foster. On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performances by Murray Foster start at 7 p.m. Cash bar. Sponsored by: Stick around! Launching the Doors Open Guelph weekend, Doors Open After Dark will celebrate Guelph’s 193rd birthday with history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum. Connect, explore and engage with history…

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