The 19th century and early twentieth century saw changes in Guelph, documented in panels within the museum.
This is a scale model of The Priory. A second larger one resides in Riverside Park. The original was John Galt's first home in the city. These models were created by Walter and David Cowan, a pair of architect brothers.
Panels examine the multitude of churches and other religious establishments in the city.
Long before white settlement, First Nations peoples lived among the rivers known today as the Speed, the Eramosa, and the Grand. Their presence is still here, and the museum has panels and artifacts of their story.
This item of clothing caught my eye.
Guelph residents have served in the Canadian military for over a century, and into the present day.
Over time the city demographics have changed. The menorah candlestick in this display reflects that. There's a synagogue in the city that I missed, one that I was relatively close to.
I liked the look of this clock.
I find myself wondering what the sisters who established the convent would make of its current use as a museum. I have more from here tomorrow.