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July 2019

Wednesday Wonders: Puppets

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   JULY 17            Puppets JULY 24            Sports Day JULY 31            Stories with Elder Jan Sherman AUGUST 7       Superhero Day AUGUST 14     Orbax and Pepper Do Science AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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Backyard Theatre: What I Gave, I Have

July 17 @ 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.-Col. John McCrae, who wrote the famous First World War poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Running time: 75 minutes   Cast John McCrae - Bryndyn Boonstra Production Team Playwright - Catherine Frid Director - Valerie Senyk Production Manager - Dennis Gray Stage Manager - Deb Neve PLEASE NOTE:…

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McCrae Arts En Plein Air: Illuminate Your Writing

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$35

Inspired by John McCrae’s creative inclinations, join us for a morning of tea and 'Illuminate Your Writing' with Rob O'Flanagan in the McCrae House gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. $35+ HST  | Tickets in advance.   About Illuminate Your Writing: There is a longstanding tradition of combining writing and visual art into evocative and thought-provoking tributes, memories, statements and inspirations. Highly detailed illustrated manuscripts like the Book of Kells, the flowing watercolour illustrations that adorn the poems of…

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Wednesday Wonders: Sports Day

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   JULY 24            Sports Day JULY 31            Stories with Elder Jan Sherman AUGUST 7       Superhero Day AUGUST 14     Orbax and Pepper Do Science AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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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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Wednesday Wonders: Jan Sherman

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission. JULY 3              1800’s Day JULY 10            LIFT – family classic exercise JULY 17            Puppets JULY 24            Sports Day JULY 31            Stories with Elder Jan Sherman AUGUST 7       Superhero Day AUGUST 14     Orbax and Pepper Do Science AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band

July 31 @ 7:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Free

PRACTICE: WEDNESDAY, JULY  31, 7 PM FULL CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:30 PM MCCRAE MEMORIAL GARDENS Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day.

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August 2019

John Galt and The Instant City

August 2 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$20

A new musical by acclaimed Canadian musicians Mike Ford and Murray Foster that explores the founding of Guelph in a new light Two performances, 2 and 7 PM. Tickets in advance | $20 + HST GALT 240 2019 marks the 240th birthday of John Galt, colonist and founder of Guelph. Take part in the conversation at Guelph Museums through a series of events that reimagine our city today and in the future. Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience (exhibit) - August…

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John Galt Day

August 3
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Family activities by day and a free concert at night. 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM | Market Square  Hilarious live magic performances by Brent and Sarah Face painting with Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals Interactive t-shirt printing with Jeff Mann of TREAD ON IT! Activities and crafts with Wyndham Art Supplies Don’t forget your reusable water bottle to bring, fill, drink at Guelph’s Water Wagon! Details: bit.ly/2F7SPRQ   8 PM | Civic Museum Concert featuring celtic-folk-traditional group Rant Maggie Rant and Canadian Mohawk and Billboard and…

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Community Tea

August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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$20

Karonhyakatste is a mixed blooded Haudenosaunee woman, experiential knowledge teacher and story teller. Join us as we share in a circle learning about our roles and responsibilities to be good stewards of the earth, through our connection to food and the world around us. She will be explaining the significance of each item: Cold cedar tea with cinnamon and lemon Wild rice - cold Mini Indian tacos Salmon crostini Corn soup with chicken (vegetarian option) Strawberry short cake Tickets in…

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Wednesday Wonders: Superhero Day

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

Join us each week for presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   AUGUST 7       Superhero Day AUGUST 14     Orbax and Pepper Do Science AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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Wednesday Wonders: Orbax and Pepper Do Science

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   AUGUST 14     Orbax and Pepper Do Science AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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Wednesday Wonders: Fantescapes

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for Wednesday Wonders presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   AUGUST 21      Fantescapes Escape Room AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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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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Wednesday Wonders: The Making Box

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Join us each week for Wednesday Wonders presentations by special guest stars! Every Wednesday in July and August, 11 AM & 1 PM General admission.   AUGUST 28      The Making Box

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Fifth Friday Pub Night: Fantescapes

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

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 mini-escapes and puzzles with Fantescapes Escape Room. Free admission. Cash bar. Located in Downtown Guelph, Fantescapes is Guelph's Premier Escape Room Facility. Unique, immersive escape rooms, puzzles everywhere and a boutique featuring "geeky" art and craft items fan merchandise, instruments and steampunk items. There are hidden mind benders, ever-changing…

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September 2019

Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band – Full Concert

September 11 @ 6:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Free

FULL CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:30 PM MCCRAE MEMORIAL GARDENS Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day.

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Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario

September 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Into the Light examines local histories and ongoing legacies of racial “betterment” thinking in Southern Ontario that de-humanized and disappeared those who did not fit the normative middle-class lives of white, able-bodied settlers. In the early to mid 20th century, eugenics (race improvement through heredity) was taught in a number of universities throughout Southern Ontario, including Macdonald Institute and the Ontario Agricultural College, two of the three founding colleges that formed the University of Guelph. Educational institutions played a significant role in…

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