Archive: Galt 240

Galt 240: Exploring colonist John Galt and the founding of Guelph in a new light

GUELPH, July 24, 2019: 2019 marks the 240th birthday of John Galt, colonist and founder of Guelph. To commemorate the occasion, Guelph Museums is offering a series of events during the Civic Holiday weekend that reimagine our city today and in the future. “The traditional founding story of Guelph focused solely on John Galt’s arrival…

Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

As we acknowledge and celebrate the 192nd anniversary of the founding of Guelph by Scottish novelist John Galt, it is important that reflect on how we position our settler heritage within a present-day dialogue with Indigenous peoples. Guelph’s founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company, a colonization company that was chartered…

Guelph celebrates 192, after dark

GUELPH ON, April 18, 2019: With creative installations and live performances, Doors Open After Dark will transform the Civic Museum into an all-night party celebrating art, history, and culture Friday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Launching the Doors Open Guelph weekend, Doors Open After Dark will celebrate Guelph’s 192nd birthday and John…

Call for Submissions:  Doors Open After Dark and Doors Open Guelph

April 26 & 27, 2019 Deadline for Submissions – Sunday, February 10, 2019, 11:59 PM Doors Open After Dark and Doors Open Guelph will celebrate Guelph’s 192nd birthday, and commemorate the 240th birthday of Guelph founder John Galt, with history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 9 PM April 26 to 1…

Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation supported by Guelph Community Foundation Musagetes Fund grant

GUELPH, ON, October 18, 2018: Guelph Museums has been awarded a Musagetes Fund grant, through the Guelph Community Foundation, for the Galt 240: Reflection and Reconciliation initiative. To commemorate the 240th birthday of Guelph founder John Galt, Guelph Museums will commission a musical theatre presentation exploring Galt’s eclectic background as a writer, businessman, and colonist;…