History Bites: Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

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Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk Street

Guelph, ON N1H 4H8

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A NEW lunch hour series at the Civic Museum! Third Wednesday of the month, 12 to 1 p.m. Admission by donation.

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Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for bite-sized history tours of our feature exhibitions. Let us know if you'll attend, please RSVP.

Admission by donation.

Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

Guelph’s founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company, a colonization company that was chartered in 1825 and remained in operation until it sold its last parcel of land in the 1950s.

This version of our founding story implied that Galt and the Canada Company settled a vast and unpopulated wilderness and negated, by omission, the rich history of the Original Peoples who have lived on these lands for millennia.

As we learn more about the presence and resilience of the First Peoples, we have an obligation to reconsider the founding story of Guelph. We must expand the narrative to be inclusive of the whole truth.

Upcoming History Bites sessions:

January 15 – VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communication

February 19 – Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario

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