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Bravo! Guelph Little Theatre Celebrates 85 Years

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Banner Image: The cast from “Angel Street” (1991), based on the 1938 play titled “Gaslight” by British dramatist Patrick Hamilton. Bravo! As the city's longest running community theatre, Guelph Little Theatre celebrates 85 years of creativity and entertainment. Guelph Museums invites you behind the curtain and on the stage through stories, photographs, costumes and props.…

Rapid Response: Collecting Experiences as they are Lived

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major moment in history. On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On March 17, Ontario declared a state of emergency, prompting citywide closures and social distancing protocols. In April 2020, the Museum, while closed to visitors, launched a call to community for contemporary objects and…

From Farmland Irrigation to Martian Exploration: 125 Years of Physics in Guelph

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

"I believe the scientific farmer is going to be the farmer of the future. If farming is to be made a success in this country, it has to be done on a scientific basis." — J.B. Reynolds (1867-1948) With that pronouncement in 1895, the Department of Physics was born at the newly formed Ontario Agricultural…

CFRU: 40 Years on the FM Dial

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

CFRU Radio & Media Centre celebrates 40+ years of broadcasting the voices of Guelph's campus and community at 93.3 FM. Featuring interactive audio and visual links, artifacts, and ephemera pulled from reel-to-reel archives, poster bins, cassette collections, and the reminiscences of CFRU alumni. This display guides viewers through the eclectic, creative, social-justice-promoting, funny, and wild…

Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Memory Cycle: Re-Sonified Artifacts is a collaboration between Guelph Civic Museum and musician Gordon Monahan. This exhibition is a foray into the parlour rooms of Victorian Guelph and an experiment with Victorian-era piano recordings.

Scholar, Soldier, Spy: Captain John Kenneth Macalister

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Between 1939 and 1945, the Second World War was an international conflict fought on land, on sea and in the air. Canadian soldiers played a major role in the war, including many from Guelph. Some of Guelph's soldiers returned home, but many died in battle and as prisoners of war. The year 2020 marks the…

In Conversation: Eugenics Retold

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Content warning: The exhibition Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario includes content that some visitors may find offensive and/or traumatizing. Guelph Museums aims to provide open spaces for the sharing and understanding of all histories and lived experiences. We ask that visitors help to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and sensitivity.…

General admission

Culture Days: Walkabout Tour with David Bobier: Hands On!

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario

Guest curator David Bobier leads an all-ages sensory tour of the vibrotactile art featured in VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications. American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters present. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.” This tour coincides with Culture Days festivities. Culture Days is a nationwide arts and…

Free