Upcoming Events

Talks At Guelph Civic Museum
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Sunday Matinee: Lace Themed Talks

Sundays, September 21 & October 26 – 1:00 pm
$15 +HST. Buy tickets in advance through the links below.

Tour The Art of the Lacemaker exhibition with guest curator Joyce Dawson, followed by an enlightening talk by lace experts, served with tea and cake.

September 21stAyrshire and Whitework, Embroidered laces of the 19th century: An illustrated conversation with Anne Adams, embroiderer. teacher and historian extraordinaire of Prince Edward County. Speaker: Anne Adams in conversation with Joyce Taylor Dawson


October 26th: Using Lace in the Theatre: An illustrated lecture by Cindy Rusak, Costume & Wardrobe – Stratford Festival Theatre



The Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited)

Workshop Programme
September to October 2014

Please note that the workshops take place at the Guelph Civic Museum but you need to contact Guest Curator, Dr. Joyce Dawson for more information or to register.

Tours at Two

Maple Leaf Baseball team, 1874. George is in the centre, wearing the suit.

Maple Leaf Baseball team, 1874. George is in the centre, wearing the suit.

Saturdays, 2 pmTake a guided tour through our permanent galleries.
September 6, November 1: Evolution of Downtown Guelph
September 13, November 8: Personalities —William Allan, Edward Johnson, George Sleeman, James Gay and Elinor Glynn
September 20, November 15: History Highlights
September 27, November 22: Doing Business in Guelph
October 4, November 29: Building Guelph
October 11, December 6: Guelph Personalities —Frederick Stone, Beverly Robson, Charles Coughlin, Sadie Fletcher, Sister Romana
October 18, December 13: From Convent to Museum
October 25, December 20: Building Guelph


6167Bells and Whistles: Meet Locomotive 6167

Saturdays, September 6 to October 11, 11 am
6167 site, Farquhar St east of Wyndham
Learn about the locomotive’s working history and most recent conservation activities.



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Thursdays, October 16 and November 20, 7 pm
Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Thursday October 16: Dr. Geoff Hayes, World War One: The Opening Salvos

Thursday November 20: Mike Bechthold, Trench Strafing, Tactical Bombing and Isolating the Battlefield: The Battle of Amiens and the Royal Air Force, August 1918




tannis-slimmonFourth Friday

Fourth Friday of the month, 5 to 9 pm, Free
Start the weekend with free concerts!

September 26: Tannis Slimmon, 7:00 & 8:00 pm

October 24: Shannon Kingsbury

November 28: Edward Szocinski


Celebrating Culture Daysguelphonography4museum

Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28
View photos taken with phones at an exhibition by Guelphonography…and be inspired to snap a few of your own.



Family Fun


Tiny Tot Thursdayscharmaine

First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 am
$2 per person

October 2: Whoo Done It?

November 6:  MunschFest Finale

Drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children one to four years old and their caregivers.


School’s  Out, Museum’s In PD Day

Fridays, October 24 and November 21
No teacher, no books, but lots of great learning activities disguised as fun!


More Munsch Weekendsrobert-munsch

Every weekend until November 9
Read, write, draw and play with Munsch-inspired fun and games all weekend long.



About Face with Janet Wilsonjanetwilson

Saturday, October 18, 2 pm
Free with admission. Pre-register in advance at guelph.ca/museum
Kids, moms, dads, and grandparents, try your hand at portrait drawing with award-winning illustrator and author Janet Wilson.




Museum staff member and amazing artist Lauren Ellis created the Munsch-inspired window murals this summer!

Museum staff member and amazing artist Lauren Ellis created the Munsch-inspired window murals this summer!

MunschFest Finale

Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 It’s the end of the road for the Much More Munsch exhibition and we’re going out with a Munsch BANG. We’re bringing back our favourite stories and Munsch-inspired activities. Join our Munsch-a-Thon and see how many stories we can read over the weekend!





Activities at McCrae House


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Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 pm, full concert!

Enjoy the Guelph Pipe Band as they practice in the McCrae Memorial Gardens. Bring your own lawn chair.  Rain location: the gazebo across the street in Royal City Park.