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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

August 2019

Tea at Two

August 18 @ 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 in advance. 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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September 2019

Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band – Full Concert

September 11 @ 6:30 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Free

FULL CONCERT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:30 PM MCCRAE MEMORIAL GARDENS Pull up your lawn chair and enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the end of the day.

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Culture Days: Artist Talk and Trail Walk

September 29 @ 1:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Free

The grand finale for City of Guelph Artist-In-Residence Mallory Tolcher’s #GuelphMovesMe project which promotes physical fitness on Guelph trails through an outdoor art exhibition. The portraits will be installed at six points along the Silvercreek and Eramosa River trails at the beginning of September and changed out halfway through the project.   Culture Days – Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29 Culture Days is a nationwide arts and culture movement to raise awareness and engage Canadians in their communities. Free admission and special activities all…

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October 2019

We Remember Beaded Poppy Workshop with Naomi Smith

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 6, 2019

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$95

Two-day workshop: Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 6 Create an embossed beaded poppy pin or pendant. This two-day workshop offers traditional teachings and an introduction to Indigenous raised beading techniques and working with deer hide. All are welcome. Comfort with hand sewing is an asset. Participants should bring a basic sewing kit including beading mat, small flat nose pliers, small scissors, thimble, and magnifier. Material kits will be $45 payable in cash the first day of the workshop Kit…

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Illuminate Your Writing with Rob O’Flanagan

October 19 @ 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 writings and sketches, practice the longstanding tradition of combining writing and visual art into evocative, thought-provoking tributes during this fun, exploratory workshop. Write, sketch, and leave with a keepsake or two. All experience levels welcome. ROB O’FLANAGAN: Rob O’Flanagan is a writer, visual artist and award-winning journalist. He grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where he studied history, literature and art. A reporter, columnist and photojournalist…

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November 2019

Remembrance Day

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Admission by donation.

9 AM                     Remembrance service by Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234 10:30 AM            Remembrance assembly by John McCrae Public School students   Admission by donation.  

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