Archive: John McCrae

Call for Proposals: McCrae House Backyard Theatre

Proposal deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019 Guelph Museums is currently seeking proposals from playwrights, storytellers, and/or musicians to produce a summer theatre production for July 2020. In 2015, Guelph Museums launched Backyard Theatre at McCrae House with A Night in Flanders, an original one-act play by Don Macrae.  Since then, performances have included Sons of ’17 by Mike…

Backyard Theatre returns to McCrae House

GUELPH, ON, June 26, 2019: McCrae House Backyard Theatre returns for another summer with What I Gave, I Have. The performances open Saturday, July 6 and run Wednesdays through Saturdays until July 20 at 7 p.m. in the backyard of McCrae House. There will be Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on July 13 and 20.…

The Doctor Goes North – John McCrae and the Earl Grey Expedition

Lord Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911, travelled extensively throughout Canada and in 1910 became the first governor general to visit Hudson Bay. The expedition he mounted aimed to investigate a possible site for a port in Hudson Bay at the terminus of the recently surveyed route for a railway to…

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…

John McCrae: Doctor, Soldier, Poet Video Schedule

A video presentation honouring Lt. Col. John McCrae will begin every hour on the hour in the programming room at Guelph Civic Museum on Sunday, January 28 beginning at 10 AM and concluding at 5 PM. 00:00-0:03 A Mournful Letter 00:03-0:04 Heritage Minute: John McCrae 00:04-0:50 National Film Board: John McCrae’s War 00:50-0:57 CBC News…

This Day in Guelph History: January 28, 1918

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, Canadian Army Medical Corps Born: November 30, 1872, Guelph Died: January 28, 1918, France Written by Lindsay Woelfle On a sheet of stationary with a reserved black border, a mother writes a mournful letter to her friend, enclosing a photograph of her late son Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. Written ten months after…