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An Evening for Chocolate Lovers at Guelph Museum

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, January 22: On January 28 at Guelph Civic Museum, savour an evening of chocolate tasting and chocolate making led by candy expert Bruce Merritt, owner of the Candies of Merritt. Merritt will give a presentation about the history of chocolate, the different types of chocolate, and the history of candy stores in Guelph. He will demonstrate how to use a chocolate mould and will lead participants on a chocolate dipping activity. Participants will sample chocolate throughout his presentation, and have a chance to visit the new How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934-1968...

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Exhibit brings back sweet memories of beloved Guelph store

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, January 16, 2015: From 1934 to 1968, the Goody Sweets candy store stood at the corner of Quebec and Wyndham Street in St. George’s Square, selling homemade hard candies, pulled taffy, Irish potatoes, candy canes and caramel crisp popcorn, among other treats. At Easter, their chocolate bunnies often caused a frenzy. Customers would form huge lineups out the door, eager to get their hands on one before the store sold out.Guelph Museums is paying homage to the beloved store with a new exhibition. How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 explores the storied...

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Robbie Burns Day celebrated at Guelph Civic Museum

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GUELPH, ON, January 15, 2015: On January 25, Guelph Museums will honour “Scotland’s Favourite Son” with a day of festivities that will include traditional Scottish food (haggis, of course), storytelling, music and dancing. This year’s Robbie Burns Day celebration will feature Scottish entertainer, Seamus Gunn, who will be telling stories throughout the day, including How the thistle saved Scotland, Bruce and the Spider, and Why the Saltaire is our flag.At 1:30 pm, a locally-prepared haggis will be ceremoniously piped in by members of the Guelph Pipe Band, after which Ode to a Haggis...

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Fiddle and guitar duo to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating How Sweet It Was exhibition opening

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in News | Comments Off

  GUELPH, January 15, 2015: On January 23, celebrate the launch of Guelph Museums’ sweet new winter exhibitions with free admission and a free concert. Celtic musicians Fiona McCairley and Bob MacLean are set to play at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays and to mark the opening of How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934-1968 and Wall of Art: Sweet. McCairley is an award-winning fiddler, a clarinetist with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and the co-founder and music director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra. MacLean is a virtuoso guitarist, with expertise in a variety of...

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Two Lectures about the Canadian experience in the First World War

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, January 7, 2015: Guelph Museums is set to host two lectures about the Canadian military and the First World War. These lectures are part of Guelph Museums’ Military Lecture Series, which is offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies. On Thursday, January 15, Mark Humphries, professor of history at Memorial University, will give a talk entitled, Doctors at the Front: the Canadian Experience. On Thursday, March 19, Andrew Iarocci, professor of history at Western University, will present, Making History on Film: Documenting the...

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In Conversation with Debbie Thompson Wilson

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GUELPH, ON, January 8, 2014: Guelph artist Debbie Thompson Wilson will be at the Civic Museum on Sunday, January 11 to talk about her exhibition, Saints Preserve Us, which features her miniature paintings of saints represented in Guelph. Wilson uses authentic medieval methods to create her miniatures, including gilding with 24 karat gold-leaf and painting on calf-skin vellum. Her interest in medieval manuscript art dates back to her days as an undergraduate at the University of Guelph where she studied medieval and renaissance art. She has spent years researching authentic medieval...

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