Guelph 190 — Canada 150

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 190th anniversary of Guelph’s founding throughout 2017.

Guelph Museum Events

EXHIBITIONS

A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water
JANUARY 28 TO SEPTEMBER 10
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 6:30 PM
A Ripple Effect examines Canadians’ relationship with fresh water by focusing on the Thames, Speed, and Eramosa rivers. Organized under the themes of work and play, the exhibition explores the ways in which we have used fresh water for domestic and industrial pursuits. Presented in partnership with Museum London, with generous support from Canadian Heritage.

EVENTS

Building Canada Lectures
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 7 PM
CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the University of Guelph, featuring topics about nation building. Anita Stewart, Canada IS Food! From grease trails to a Mars mission: The building of a culinary nation
Military Lecture Series
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 19, FEBRUARY 16 AND MARCH 23, 7 PM
CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies
JANUARY 19
Brittany Dunn, Death and Grief in the Trenches
FEBRUARY 16
Eliza Richardson, "We're nothing but a bunch of damn guinea pigs": Reconstructive surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital during the Second World War
MARCH 23
Matthew Wiseman, The Sputnik Myth: George Lindsey and the Science of Cold War Air Defense
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, 5 TO 9 PM
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Celebrate Canada 150, Guelph 190 with a free concert, and more.
January 27
Aaron Bell
February 24
Oshungo Drum and Dance
FEBULOUS! Party Like It’s 1867
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 5:30 TO 8 PM
CIVIC MUSEUM
$10
The Auctionista is back! Kick up your heels for a good cause at this cocktail party and auction to support Guelph Goes Global, a series of exhibitions created by Guelph Museums about local stories with worldwide impact.

FAMILY FUN

Tiny Tot Thursdays
FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 9:30 TO 11:30 AM
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children one to four years old and their caregivers.
December 1
Home for the Holidays
January 5
Storybook Fun: Nursery Rhymes with CC and Me Songs
February 2
A Settler’s Life for Me
Family Day
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10 AM to 5 PM
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Enjoy an afternoon with lots of DIY family fun.