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May 2019

Early ON: Downtown Playtime

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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FREE

Weekly program offerings for children from 0 to 6 years old and their families, offered through the EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Beginning Wednesday, September 5, Guelph Civic Museum will become the Downtown EarlyON Playtime location with free drop in family programming that promotes early learning and development from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on a weekly basis. The EarlyON Child and Family Centre at the Guelph Community Health Centre has been in existence since 2003. EarlyON have eight off-site Neighbourhood Playtimes and…

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Fourth Friday: The Waverlys

May 24 @ 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 The Waverlys! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performance by The Waverlys at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cash bar. The Waverlys are an Alternative-Folk duo composed of cellist and vocalist Charlotte Moore and singer/songwriter Kevin Myles Wilson. With minimal instrumentation; a guitar, a cello and a vintage suitcase transformed in to a kickdrum, The Waverlys, led by smooth, sincere…

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Summer Exhibitions Reception

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free
Guelph Mercury Newsroom circa 1960, two women sitting at desks typing, 5 men in suits standing and talking to each other.

Celebrate the opening of summer exhibitions, 'The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces' and 'B&W and Read All Over". Doors open 5 p.m., opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. Followed by Fifth Friday Pub Night: Queen of Craft at 7 p.m. Free admission. Cash bar. ______________________________________________________ About the exhibits: The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces What “makes” the front page? The Dailies explores the history of headline news, the form and function of the “front page” in news making, and the use…

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Fifth Friday Pub Night – Queen of Craft

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free admission
Three pints of beer, far left is a light pale ale pint, middle pint is amber in colour, far right pint is a dark stout.

19+ Event | No cover charge. Fifth Friday! Something new at the Civic Museum, pub night! On Fifth Fridays, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM. Featuring beer trivia with Queen of Craft. This Fifth Friday Pub Night falls on the same night of our summer exhibits opening! Join us for opening remarks at 6:30 PM. Explore 'The Dailies' and 'B&W and Read All Over'. Come with a group, or on your own! Space is limited,…

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June 2019

The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces

June 1 - September 5
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. What “makes” the front page? The Dailies explores the history of headline news, the form and function of the “front page” in news making, and the use of photographs and illustrations to tell the story of a thousand words. This exhibition runs concurrently with "B&W and Read All Over".

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B&W and Read All Over

June 1 - September 1
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Mercury Newsroom circa 1960, two women sitting at desks typing, 5 men in suits standing and talking to each other.

Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Guelph’s storied past is recounted through this exhibition, which traces the history of The Guelph Mercury, this city’s daily printed newspaper that reported the local, national and international news to our community from 1854 to 2016. This exhibition runs concurrently with "The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces" Seth, Newsboy (2016)

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Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop: Environmental Guidelines

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 6, 2019 at 9:00 am

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$150

An introduction to the strategic preservation of collections against agents of deterioration, especially environmental ones, such as light, relative humidity, temperature and atmospheric pollutants.

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Tales from the Hill

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Join the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and special guests for an evening of storytelling. Free admission.

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Father’s Day Special

June 16
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free Admission for Dads.

Free admission to Guelph Museums for dads.

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Fourth Friday: Wooly

June 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 Wooly! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performance by Wooly at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cash bar. In 2017, four unique talents came together under the moniker Wooly. Their formative year was structured around the writing and production of their Debut EP. In early 2018, "Time to Grow" was born alongside an accompanying tour. It represented a…

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July 2019

Backyard Theatre: What I Gave, I Have

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
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Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 to July 20 | 7 PM Saturday matinees, July 13 and 20 | 2 PM
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$20

Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 to July 20 | 7 PM Saturday matinees, July 13 and 20 | 2 PM Synopsis: What I Gave, I Have dramatizes the life of Guelph poet, soldier and doctor Lt.-Colonel John McCrae, who wrote the famous World War I poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Running time: 65 minutes   Cast John McCrae - Bryndyn Boonstra Production Team Director Catherine Frid PLEASE NOTE: What I Gave, I Have is performed outside, in the backyard of McCrae House. Please…

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Fourth Friday: The Making Box

July 26 @ 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 The Making Box! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Sets by The Making Box at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cash bar. The Making-Box is a hub for live comedy and improv education. Since 2013, we have empowered thousands of individuals and businesses through improv training and delighted thousands more at our one-of-a-kind live comedy events. In 2016,…

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August 2019

Fourth Friday: Versa Visuals

August 23 @ 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 VERSA! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Performance by VERSA at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cash bar. VERSA is a Guelph ON-based audiovisual collective led by Monika Hauck and Alex Ricci. The duo create powerful instrumental music written around live looping bass guitar, and pair this with responsive projections that visualize sound. Low frequency sound is passed…

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