Robert Munsch Exhibit Closes with Weekend Festival

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, October 28, 2014: Guelph Museums is hosting MunschFest on Saturday, November 8, and Sunday, November 9, to mark the close of the Much More Munsch exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the exhibit one last time, and participate in a number Munsch-related crafts and activities. Among the activities planned is a Munsch-a-Thon, in which museum staff and special guests read as many Robert Munsch books as possible over the course of the weekend. Guelph Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong and Go-Go Grandma Sya Van Geest will be on hand to read stories. There will also...

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Lace in the Limelight

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, October 15, 2014: Cindy Rusak of the Stratford Festival is set to give a talk at the Guelph Civic Museum about the use of lace in the theatre on Sunday, October 26. The talk is part of a lecture series offered in conjunction with Guelph Museums’ exhibition, The Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited). Prior to the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the exhibition with guest curator Joyce Dawson. The exhibit features historical and contemporary lace drawn from the extraordinary Ruhland Collection, exploring the significance and cultural value of this art form. Tea and cake...

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Harpist Shannon Kingsbury to perform at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in News | Comments Off

  GUELPH, ON, October 17, 2014: On October 24, Guelph Museums will host the enchanting music of Shannon Kingsbury as part of our Fourth Fridays concert series. Kingsbury is a singer-songwriter based out of Guelph, Ontario. Her debut album, LuminoCity, was praised by critics and music fans alike. The Huffington Post describes it as “a world-minded collection of folksy tales surrounded by harp.” Admission to the Civic Museum on Fourth Fridays is free after 5 p.m. and visitors will have access to all our current exhibits. This Friday will be a perfect opportunity to catch our wildly...

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What’s in a Face? Janet Wilson teaches portrait drawing at Guelph Museums

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – In the age of Facebook and selfies, there is heightened interest in the human face and how it expresses mood, emotion and character. Children’s author and illustrator Janet Wilson is a master portrait illustrator, so she knows a little something about the subject. She is set to teach a workshop entitled About Face about the art of portraiture at the Guelph Civic Museum on Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. In her most recent books, Wilson uses her portrait drawing ability to capture the energy, optimism and determination of youth activists....

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Guelph Museums Hosts Two Lectures on the First World War

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Friday, October 7, 2014 – Guelph Museums, in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, is set to host two lectures on the First World War as part of our annual Military Lecture Series. On Thursday October 16, Dr. Geoff Hayes, associate professor of history at the University of Waterloo, will speak on, World War One: the Opening Salvos. On Thursday November 20th, Mike Bechtold, professor at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, will speak on, Trench Strafing, Tactical Bombing and Isolating the Battlefield:...

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John McCrae to be Inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Guelph’s John McCrae is one of six “medical heroes” being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015 for contributions to the field of medicine and health sciences. An event to honour the late McCrae and five other inductees will be held on April 23, 2015 in Winnipeg. Guelph Museums partnered with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to create a compelling nomination that highlighted Dr. McCrae’s medical career. “We’re very pleased and proud that John McCrae will be inducted in the Canadian Medical Hall of...

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