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Fourth Friday at Guelph Civic Museum Celebrates Black History Month

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, February 23: As part of Fourth Fridays, Guelph Museums and the Guelph Black Heritage Society are presenting blues singer-songwriter Malachi Greenidge and two movies – “The Sistahs Concert” and “Koo Nimo Palm Wine Guitar”— on Friday, February 27, at the Guelph Civic Museum. “The Sistahs Concert” features appearances by Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson, Ada Lee, Divine Brown, Toya Alexis, Alana Bridgewater, Sacha Williamson and Skakura S’aida, and celebrates these women as performers, interpreters and songwriters. “Koo Nimo Palm Wine Guitar” explores the life...

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Call For Submissions – 4th Installment of Wall of Art: Home Front

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph are pleased to open the call for submissions for the fourth installment of the “Wall of Art” exhibition series. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience. This year is the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields. It is a year of reflection on times of war. But it mustn’t be forgotten that the war effort did not just exist overseas. For the...

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Reminder: Call for Artists – Remembering “In Flanders Fields” Art Show Exhibition

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Commemorative Juried Art Show at the Guelph Civic Museum Deadline – Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:59pm Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders FieldsCentennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors, and convey your impressions, reflections, and response to this iconic poem and its author John...

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In Conversation with Florence Rilett

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, February 11, 2015: Florence Rilett will share memories of her parent’s beloved candy store, Goody Sweets, at the Guelph Civic Museum Sunday, February 15 at 2 pm. The store is the subject of a new Guelph Museums exhibition, How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968. The exhibition explores the colourful history of the store, and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how they made some of their most popular confections. It features artifacts from the original store, including the moulds they used to make their chocolate bunnies. Rilett has many vivid...

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Family Day fun at the Guelph Civic Museum

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, February 11, 2015: Guelph Civic Museum will be open Monday, February 16 from 10 am to 5 pm to celebrate Family Day. People of all ages can enjoy indoor bowling, bingo, and a photo booth, where visitors dress up as outlaws and get their wanted poster snapped (byoc – bring your own camera). For Family Day, admission will be by donation. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street FOR MORE INFORMATION Robin Morden Community Relations Coordinator Guelph Museums 519-836-1221 Robin.morden@guelph.ca Tweet

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(INFO NIGHT POSTPONED) In the Footsteps of John McCrae: Commemorating 100 Years of In Flanders Field

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in News | Comments Off

The information night, which was previously scheduled for February 12 at 7 pm, has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Tour Features:Escorted by Bev Dietrich, Curator, Guelph – Museums and expert on John McCrae Services of a professional local tour manager Roundtrip transatlantic Air Canada flights from / to Toronto including all taxes as at October 2014 7 nights hotel accommodations with taxes Continental breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 5 dinners Private motor coach travel Sightseeing as listed with all local guides TGV one way train from Lille on last dayNot...

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