Guelph Museums celebrates Guelph’s birthday with behind the scenes tours

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, April 16, 2015: On April 23, the City of Guelph is turning 188. To celebrate, Guelph Museums is hosting special behind-the-scenes tours of the Civic Museum and its permanent collection. The tours will acquaint visitors with Guelph’s rich history, and provide a unique opportunity to see artifacts not currently on display in our galleries. At the same time, visitors will learn about the work of a museum curator and how artifacts are stored and preserved in our collections. Tours start at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, and are free with the price of admission. There is limited capacity....

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Exhibit explores Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in News | Comments Off

   Reception and Fourth Friday Concert on April 24 at Guelph Civic Museum GUELPH, ON, April 15, 2015: A travelling exhibition created by the Columbus Centre in Toronto that documents Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War is coming to the Guelph Civic Museum. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII will open on Friday, April 24, with a reception starting at 6.30 pm. In 1940, when Italy joined the Second World War on the German side, the Canadian government gave the RCMP authority to detain and imprison Italian Canadians, who...

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Guelph Museums launches In Flanders Fields at 100 programming

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in News | Comments Off

One hundred years ago, Guelph-born doctor, soldier, and poet John McCrae wrote a poem that touched the world, and inspired an enduring symbol of remembrance. In commemoration of the centenary of In Flanders Fields, Guelph Museums announces an ambitious slate of programs for 2015: • Remembering In Flanders Fields is a juried art show featuring works of art inspired by McCrae’s poem and created by Guelph and Wellington County artists. The exhibition is open now through August 9 at Guelph Civic Museum. • Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times – Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII, an...

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Guelph Museums Art Show Revisits In Flanders Fields

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Reception and Fourth Friday Concert on March 27 GUELPH, ON, March 17, 2015: Since its publication 100 years ago, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields has inspired responses from artists of all kinds. The poem has been set to music; answered in verse; and transformed into large-scale works of installation art. Now the poem is being interpreted anew by Guelph and Wellington County artists as part of a new Guelph Museums iuried art show, entitled Remembering In Flanders Fields. The exhibit, which opens on March 27 at the Civic Museum, is one of a number of initiatives Guelph Museums is planning to...

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In the Footsteps of John McCrae: Commemorating 100 Years of In Flanders Field

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in News | Comments Off

Information Night – March 30, 7 pm, at the Guelph Civic Museum Ana Carias and Ingrid Nardella of Frederick Travel Waterloo will join us at the museum to present an overview of the trip and answer questions. 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 •...

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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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