Upcoming Events

Talks At Guelph Civic Museum


Tours at Two

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

Sundays, 2 pm. Take a guided tour through our permanent galleries.

March 8: Evolution of Downtown Guelph

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Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Thursday, March 19 – 7 pm: Andrew Iarocci, Making History on Film: Documenting the Discovery of Missing Canadian Soldiers of the First World War


In Conversation

Tour exhibitions with curators and special guests.

Sunday, February 15, 2 pm: How Sweet It Was! Goody Sweets Candy Store, with Florence Rilett





Paint a Saint – With Debbie Thompson Wilson

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St. Patrick and St. Gertrude of Nivelles

Saturday, March 14, 10 am – 4:30 pm

$50.00 + HST – Payment due at registration.  Spaces are limted.  No refunds.

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.

Register now for Paint a Saint


McCairley and MacLean

Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday of the month, 5 to 9 pm, Free

Start the weekend with free concerts!

February 27: Celebrating Black History Month with Guelph Black Heritage Society

Outbound Travel


“In the Footsteps of John McCrae: Commemorating 100 Years of In Flanders Fields”

October 2 – 10, 2015

Travel to France with a renowned John McCrae expert. Follow in John McCrae’s footsteps, while visiting important WWI landmarks. Learn about the life and times of one of Canada’s most remarkable individuals.

INFORMATION NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A new date will be announced soon.


Family Fun


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First Thursday of each month, 9:30 to 11:30 am – Please note special date for January
$2 per person

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

March Break Fun – Sweet!

Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20

Special guests and demonstrations daily at 1 pm

Monday: Sweet Sketches –  Learn how to draw dragons, shields and knights with Debbie Thompson Wilson

Tuesday: Sweet Treats –  Ice cream making with special guest Doug Goff, Department of Food Sciences, U of G

Wednesday: Sweet Surprises – Magic and fun with Q.P. Doll the Clown

Thursday: Sweet Sounds – Bucket Drumming with percussionist Adam Bowman

Friday: Sweet Tweets – Feathered friends from Wild Ontario