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NEW DECEMBER Evenings with History


December 2022 Evenings With History Poster

Our Guest Speaker:  Sandra Lucs

Upon completing a Master of Museum Studies degree at the University of
Toronto in 1988, Sandra worked at the Halton Region Museum successively
fulfilling the responsibilities of Education Officer, Acting Curator, and Public
Programs Officer. Following her term at the Halton Region Museum, she founded
and partnered in Vilnis Cultural Design Works, an exhibition planning, design,
and installation company based initially in Guelph prior to moving to Eden Mills,
Ontario. Her two decades of work with this company, as researcher and
interpretive planner, included two projects with Guelph Museums including the
Growing Up In Guelph children’s gallery at the Waterloo Avenue site (2000) and
four permanent galleries in the Museum’s present building (2008-2012).

In 2020, Sandra returned to university to complete an M.A. in History. The focus
of her studies, a micro history investigation into the life of Guelph doctor Henry
Orton, based on the contents of his memoirs and 85 letters written between 1834
and 1854 and held at the University of Guelph Archives, offers a rich trove of
information about the strategies that he pursued to make a living in his new home


This Withering Disease of Conflict:  A Canadian Soldier's Chronicle of the First World War

by Edward Butts

NEW Book Herb PhilpA first-hand account of the First World War through the eyes of Guelph journalist Herbert (Herb) Philp.  Author Edward Butts has woven a narrative of Philp's life and experience as a soldier on the front line, as told through his letters home to his family.  Print and e-book format available.






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Members should have now received their complimentary copy of the 2020-2021 issue of Historic Guelph in the mail.  Not a member?   Easy as pie!  Link to our Online Membership and join now.  

In this issue:

The Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918-1920

The HMCS Guelph

The Bookbinding Industry in Guelph

The Many Lives of C.L.C. Allinson