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McCrae House

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108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
519-836-1221

McCrae House and Gardens

McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”

100 Years of In Flanders Fields Story Map

2015

McCrae House is renovated.

1983

The operation of the museum was transferred to the City of Guelph, and along with the Guelph Civic Museum was merged under the name Guelph Museums.

1966

The federal government through the Historic Sites and Monuments Board designated John McCrae a person of national significance, and designated  the house a place of national significance.

1966

A group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum. This group formed the Lt. Col. John McCrae Birthplace Society and began raising money for its restoration.

1870 to 1873

The house was owned by the McCrae family

1858

The small limestone cottage was built

 

Upcoming Events

June 2019

McCrae Arts En Plein Air – Chalk Pastel Drawing

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$35
illustration of poppies

Inspired by John McCrae’s creative inclinations, join us for a morning of tea and Chalk Pastel Drawing with Kathleen Schmalz in the McCrae House gardens. $35+ HST  | Tickets in advance at guelphmuseums.ca Influenced by historical re-purposing and natural phenomena, Kathleen Schmalz works from her studios in Guelph Ontario and Sooke British Columbia, where she creates works of unsentimental Canadiana. Please contact the artist if you would like to see more of her award-winning art works.   Upcoming McCrae Arts…

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Tea at Two

June 25 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$15

Tuesdays to Sundays, June 25 to September 1 | 2 PM $15 + HST | Reservations at guelphmuseums.ca Tour McCrae House, and then relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. Menu includes McCrae House Tea, scones with whipped cream, jam and berries and treats.   Please ensure your reserve the number of “tickets” needed for all persons in your reservation. Seating is limited. All teas start at 2:00 p.m. $15.00 per person + tax paid the day of your reservation…

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July 2019

Backyard Theatre: What I Gave, I Have

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
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Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 to July 20 | 7 PM Saturday matinees, July 13 and 20 | 2 PM
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$20

Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 to July 20 | 7 PM Saturday matinees, July 13 and 20 | 2 PM Synopsis: What I Gave, I Have dramatizes the life of Guelph poet, soldier and doctor Lt.-Colonel John McCrae, who wrote the famous World War I poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Running time: 65 minutes   Cast John McCrae - Bryndyn Boonstra Production Team Playwright - Catherine Frid Director - Valerie Senyk Production Manager - Dennis Gray Stage Manager - Deb Neve PLEASE NOTE:…

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McCrae Arts En Plein Air: Illuminate Your Writing

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$35

Inspired by John McCrae’s creative inclinations, join us for a morning of tea and 'Illuminate Your Writing' with Rob O'Flanagan in the McCrae House gardens. All levels of experience are welcome. $35+ HST  | Tickets in advance at guelphmuseums.ca   About Illuminate Your Writing: There is a longstanding tradition of combining writing and visual art into evocative and thought-provoking tributes, memories, statements and inspirations. Highly detailed illustrated manuscripts like the Book of Kells, the flowing watercolour illustrations that adorn the…

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