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

Catharine Wilson, The Heart of Canada
From barn raisings to quilting bees, events that define rural life in Canada
April 12, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Guelph 190 – History@Night Party
April 22, 9 p.m. to April 23, 1 a.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Celebrate Guelph’s 190th birthday with pop-up art and history installations at and around the Civic Museum on Founders’ Day eve. Explore, discover, and party!
Mike Ford
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
April 28, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Beth Parker, From the Ground Water Up
Exploring the role of water in building Canada and the impact on our future
May 10, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Kennedy 7
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
May 26, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Truth and Reconciliation Panel Discussion
Rebuilding Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples
June 14, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Adrian Raso
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
June 23, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
To the Gathering Place
June 24 TO January 7, 2018
MCCRAE HOUSE
An exhibition focused on migration and immigration to Guelph from pre-Confederation to the present will run from June to December at Guelph Civic Museum.
Stepping into 150
July 1 to September 3
Free
A self-guided walking tour to encourage families to explore historic sites and discover Guelph. Presented by Visit Guelph and Guelph Museums, this initiative will be supported by an activity book and contesting.
Guelph In Postcards – The McCrae Years (1872-1918)
Wednesdays through Saturday July 8 TO July 22
MCCRAE HOUSE/div>
$20 +HST at guelphmuseums.ca
Guelph In Postcards written by Jay Wilson, an original production created for McCrae House Backyard Theatre. Inspired from real postcards, snapshots of Guelph history are brought to life through song and verse.
Kris Inwood, Making Sense of our Nation
Using the census and historical data to explain who we are and how we live
July 12, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Ian Bell
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
July 28, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Jeff Thomason, Horse Power
Building Canada on the backs of horses
August 9, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Don Amero
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
August 25, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Lawrence Hill, Faction
The merging of fiction and Canadian history
September 13, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Annakin Slayd
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
September 22, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Dennis Baker, Building Blocks of our Nation
Canada’s constitutional multiplicity
October 11, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
Andrew Craig
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
October 27, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
Why Research Matters
Canada’s Global DNA Detectives panel discussion
November 8, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
The Cocksure Lads (Mike Ford & Murray Foster)
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
November 24, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free
James Raffan, Canada One Five Oh Em Gee
Celebration of nation and community in story and song.
December 13, 7 p.m.
Building Canada Lectures, CIVIC MUSEUM
Admission by donation
D'eve Archer
Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concerts
December 22, 5 to 9 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
CIVIC MUSEUM
Free