Upcoming Events

Talks & Tours at the Guelph Civic Museum

(For events for McCrae House, please scroll down to the bottom)

 

 

Tuesday Tours

Photo by Kyle Rodriguez Artifacts For Life Photography

Photo by Kyle Rodriguez
Artifacts For Life Photography

Tuesdays, July 8 to August 26, 2 pm
With our permanent galleries as a backdrop, learn about stories of Guelph guided by Museum staff.
July 8, August 5: Evolution of Downtown Guelph
July 15, August 12: Guelph Personalities
July 22, August 19: Doing Business in Guelph
July 29, August 26: History Highlights

 

 

ExhibitionPoster2013 3 Red Angel DetailSunday Matinee: Lace Themed Talks
Sundays July 27, August 24, 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.

August 24: Dr. Joyce Dawson, Granny’s Lace Hankies: Why Memories Matter. This lecture follows the life of a World War I “Sweetheart” hanky, traces the twists and turns of its existence and celebrates all the diverse people, places, unique discoveries and memories that researching such a tiny, delicate object can reveal.

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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

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

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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.  Please select the link below for workshop information and registration details.

Lace Exhibition Workshop Programmes

 

Events

Fourth Fridays
Fridays, 5 to 9 pm Free Admisson after 5 pm Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with music and more.

 

Jane Lewis & Sam Turton performing at Guelph Civic Museum's Fourth Friday evening - July 25

Jane Lewis & Sam Turton performing at Guelph Civic Museum’s Fourth Friday evening – July 25

 

 

August  22        Strings and things, along with Sam Turton and JaneLewis

 

 

 

 

 


6167John Galt Day
Saturday, August 2
10 am to 5 pm Admission by donation Celebrate our City’s founder and welcome Locomotive 6167 into the Guelph Museums family with lots of train activities all day long.  The locomotive crosses over to the Museum’s care at a ceremony at 11 am at the 6167 site, located on Farquhar Street just east of Wyndham.  All are welcome.

 

 

Vincent Wall portraying Evan Macdonald at Spirit Walk 2013

Vincent Wall portraying Evan Macdonald at Spirit Walk 2013

Neighbourhood Spirit Walk
Saturday, September 13
Tours beginning at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 pm
$20 + tax
Beginning at Guelph Civic Museum, the guided walking tours will include encounters with characters who helped shape Guelph’s history. Advanced tickets required. Purchase tickets online at guelph.ca/museum through the links below. Following each tour there will be a reception at the Guelph Civic Museum with light refreshments and a cash bar

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Family Fun

Tiny Tot Thursdays
First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 amcharmaine

August 7  -  Can You Dig It?

$2 per person. Drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children one to four years old and their caregivers.

 

 

 

 

MunschFest

July and August
Read, write, draw and play with Munsch-inspired fun and games every day, all summer long.

Much More Munsch exhibit runs until November 8.

Much More Munsch exhibit runs until November 8.

Mondays: Story Stars read at 11 am Tuesdays:  Chalk it up to Munsch with sidewalk chalk drawings from the Civic Museum to the Library Wednesdays: Draw with Lauren at 11 am and see our Munsch Mural grow at 2 pm

Thursdays:  You guest it!  Special guests and demonstrations at 2 pm

Fridays:  Chalk it up to Munsch with sidewalk chalk drawings from the Civic Museum to the Library

Saturdays and Sundays: More Munsch Weekends featuring crafts, games and activities all day


Week of July 28 – Get Messy with Mud Puddle and Smelly Socks
Daily Activities: Decorate Socks, Magic Mud, Down the Drain Mobile
Monday, July 28: Special Story Star at 11 am
Thursday, July 31: Get muddy with Play with Clay at 2 pm

Week of August 4 – Aaron’s Hair meets Stephanie’s Ponytail
Daily Activities:  Hair Weaving, Yarn Braiding, Mini Hair Mannequin
Tuesday, August 5:  Special Story Star at 11 am
Thursday, August 7: Stylist from Apple Salon colours, braids, and creates crazy hair at 2 pm

Week of August 11 –Paperbag Princesses and Sandcastle Contests
Daily Activities:  Decorate a Paperbag, Build a Castle, Wear a Crown, Meieval Dress-up
Monday, August 11: Story Star Go-Go Grandma Sya Van Geest at 11 am
Thursday, August 14: Full contact jouster Dame Jaclyn at 2 pm

Week of August 18 – Make-Up Mess
Finger Painting, colourful Kid Mural, Colour Wheel
Monday, August 18:  Story Star Trish Stevenson at 11 am
Thursday, August 21: Makin’ Faces makeup artist at 2 pm

Week of August 25 – Mmm Cookies and More Pies
Daily Activities:  Favourite Food Mural, Food Sculptures/play Doh Cookies, Frout Loop Art
Monday, August 25: Story Star Spike from the Guelph Storm at 11 am
Thursday, August 28: Create cakes with Linda Fazarri, All Occasion Cakes at 2 pm

 

Activities at McCrae House

Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band
Wednesdays,  July 30, August 13 & 20  at 7 pm, practicesDSCN6382
September 10, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Teas & Talks

Wednesdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 2 pm – At McCrae House 108 Water StreetDSCN5331 Cost: $15 per person +HST . Advance tickets only.  Purchase on-line through the links below. Seating is limited.

Feast on scones, fresh berries, McCrae Private Blend Tea, and engaging presentations by special guest speakers.  Rain location: Guelph Civic Museum.

July 30:   Sons of the Royal City: Exploring the Lives of Three Guelph Soldiers from the First World War.  Guest curators Jessica Gibson and Zoe Grant.
THIS TEA HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS DATE

August 6:  Historical Garden Flowers – Friends or Foes?  University of Guelph horticulturalist Rodger Tschanz.
THIS TEA IS NOW SOLD OUT AND TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS DATE.

 

Family Garden PartyMcCrae Puppet Theatre

Thursday, August 14
1 to 4 pm
Cost: $3
Celebrate summer as they did over 100 years ago with magic and puppet shows, heritage games and activities including stilts, quoits and croquet, lemonade and cookies. Good, old-fashion fun!