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Witnessing War

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The exhibition Witnessing War takes place in 2022, marking 150 years since the birth of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918). An esteemed doctor, soldier and poet, McCrae is remembered for his wartime poem “In Flanders Fields,” which he wrote from the trenches near Ypres, Belgium, on 3 May 1915.

Iron Willed: Women in STEM

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

This travelling exhibition from Ingenium Canada recognizes the crucial role of women in STEM. Through text and images, the display tells the stories of historical and contemporary Women in STEM, their scientific contributions, as well as their challenges in the face of persistent systemic barriers.

Call & Response: Querying the Collection

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Using a community-curation and crowd-sourcing framework, Guelph Museums’ invited members, volunteers, and staff to select an item from the museum’s collection for display. The exhibition, Call & Response: Querying the Collection, highlights what they are most interested in and why.

Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

At the end of the First World War, as a result of the Mudros Armistice, the Ottoman State was occupied by Allies. British, French, Italian and Greek forces have occupied some strategic locations and cities within Turkey.  By May 1919, the Turkish War of Independence started under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Anatolia.

Free

Military Lecture: We Both Survived – The Soldier-Horse Relationship in the First World War

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Horses and mules were essential to the ability of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces to operate in the First World War. Equines hauled supplies, ammunition, artillery, as well as acted as cavalry. Working alongside each other across the Western Front, soldiers developed relationships with their equine charges.

Free

Fourth Friday: Sammy Duke with special guest Ally Corbett

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Sammy Duke makes his Guelph Museums premiere for March's Fourth Friday performance! Sammy will be performing an array of music including spirited folk songs, sing-along covers, and his foot-stomping originals with accompanying fiddler Ally Corbett.

Free

Military Lecture: Duty, Honour & Izzat – The Sikh Military Tradition

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

From the Mughal and British Empires, to the Anglo Sikh Wars, Great Wars, the UN, and beyond, the Sikhs continue to have a long, rich and colourful military history. Unfortunately, their contributions have largely been not only forgotten but intentionally kept out of historical narratives both past and present.