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 21st – Ayrshire 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
Tours at Two
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
Thursday, 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
Fourth Friday of the month, 5 to 9 pm, Free
Start the weekend with free concerts!
October 24: Shannon Kingsbury, 7:00 & 8:00 pm
November 28: Edward Szocinski
First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 am
$2 per person
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!
Every weekend until November 9
Read, write, draw and play with Munsch-inspired fun and games all weekend long.
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.
Please note you can pregister up until 10 am on Saturday, October 18th. After that time, please register in person at the museum (subject to availabilty)
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!
Paint a Saint Workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson
Sunday, November 30, 10 am – 4:30 pm
$50 per person +HST / Pre-Registration is required
You will “paint a saint” miniature (around 3 x 5″) based on a provided historical image using some of the same methods as medieval artists – including gilding with real gold leaf. We will be using watercolours as our medium – some watercolour experience is required. Please see registration link for details of supplies needed.
Activities at McCrae House
Remembrance Week with the Guelph Amateur Radio Club
Saturday, November 8 to Tuesday, November 11, 1 to 5 pm
Guelph Amateur Radio Club will be on site, contacting ham radio enthusiasts around the world, acknowledging Remembrance Day and exchanging thoughts on its significance.
Thank a Veteran
Sunday, November 9 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Members from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 243 will be on hand to visit and exchange stories.
Remembrance Day Activities
Tuesday, November 11, 9 am to 5 pm
Admission by donation
9:00 am Remembrance service by Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234
10:30 am Remembrance assembly by John McCrae Public School students