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The Guelph Civic Museum Military Lecture Series is conducted as part of the LCMSDS’ mandate to offer innovative and informative scholarship in Canadian military history available to public audiences. The Series runs each Fall and Winter. Below is our latest schedule as well as information on the most upcoming event.

Our events are hosted at the Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, ON. Admission is free with a donation and the start time is 7:00 pm. To receive e-mail notification of each speaker in advance of the event date, please subscribe to our free newsletter by entering your e-mail address here:

Thursday, October 19, Eric Story ‘The Twin Legacies of War: Indigenous Veterans, Colonialism and Political Activism, 1914-1939’. Eric Story is the outreach manager of Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Thursday, November 16, Mike Bechthold, ‘Bloody April: The Air Battle Over Vimy and Arras in 1917’.Mike Bechthold is a historian of the First and Second World Wars and an air power specialist. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and an M.A. & Honours B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University. His most recent book is Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941 (2017).

The lecture series will continue in 2018. See this page for updates.


Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2080

Mailing Address
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed


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