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Guelph Circa 1999 – Ajay Heble

Guelph Circa 1999 features a series of portraits commissioned by The Bookshelf and photographed by Dean Palmer. The series became part of Guelph Museums’ permanent collection in 2018.    Told through the stories of the people who spent time at The Bookshelf, a cultural hub in this city since 1973.   While the Museum is closed to the public…

Bite-sized history tours offered at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, February 10, 2020: History Bites, a new lunch hour series at the Civic Museum, continues Wednesday, February 19 at 12 noon, as curator Dawn Owen guides a tour and talk about Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario, an exhibition revealing the challenging and difficult history of eugenics in Guelph. “Our…

Guelph Museums commemorates Treaties Recognition Week

GUELPH, October 23, 2019: November 3 to 9 is Treaty Recognition Week, a time to honour the importance of treaties and educate citizens about treaty rights and treaty relationships. Treaties are constitutionally-recognized agreements between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown. These agreements have often been betrayed by settlers, and colonial policies put in place to exploit,…

In Conversation: Eugenics Retold

GUELPH, ON, October 18, 2019: Join ‘Into the Light’ co-creators for ‘In Conversation: Eugenics Retold’ Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at Guelph Civic Museum. Into the Light: Education and Eugenics in Southern Ontario is an exhibition of artistic, sensory, and material expressions of memory.  It aims to bring one of Guelph’s dark secrets, as…

Sights, sounds and good vibrations this fall at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, September 13, 2019: Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions — Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario and VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication — Friday, September 27 at the Civic Museum during Culture Days Weekend. Into the Light brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light.…

Guelph Museums takes to the sky to open annual Military Lecture series

GUELPH, ON, September 16, 2019: Guelph Museums and Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies have announced the first speakers for the 2019-2020 Military Lecture Series at Guelph Civic Museum. The series begins Thursday, September 19 with “Cavalry of the Air” and “Deadly Skies“, presented by two speakers, Norman S. Leach and Ross C Morton.…

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…

Lovett Signs – A Short History

When the Guelph Mercury ceased operation in 2016, the building that housed the newspaper’s headquarters was closed, and the iconic dimensional globe sign that proclaimed the Mercury site was donated to Guelph Museum’s collection. Lovett Signs moved the globe, the single largest artifact to survive the Mercury’s 149-year history, and stored it on their premises…