Archive: 2018

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…

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…

Weekly early years program launching at the Civic Museum in September

EarlyON Child and Family Centre will offer a weekly program for children from birth to 6 years old and their families at Guelph Civic Museum beginning Wednesday, September 5. The museum will be the Downtown EarlyON Playtime location with free drop-in family programming from 9:30 to 11:30 AM every Wednesday. EarlyON Playtime at Guelph Civic…

Vocal Harmonies Duo to perform at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON July 19, 2018: The Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies Duo will perform at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, July 27 as part of the museum’s Fourth Friday concert series. Lewis is a seasoned, versatile jazz vocalist. Lewis’ began her career in the roots and R&B genres, and quickly became a regular featured…

Shannon Kingsbury to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating summer exhibitions at Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions on Friday, June 22 with free admission and a free concert at the Civic Museum. Shannon Kingsbury will perform as part of the Fourth Friday concert series to mark the opening of Voices from the Engraver, and Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way. Singer-songwriter and…

Footsteps of John McCrae lead to new appreciation

Written by Tammy Adkin, Guelph Museums Manager When I was 17 years old, I was chair of the Peace and Justice Club at Assumption College School.  I wore “Ban Nukes” buttons and participated in various marches and protests, chanting about turning swords into ploughshares.  While my heart was in the right place, I never would…