Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our main gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Waterloo Region Museum is open daily and is the entrance to Doon Heritage Village.

Waterloo Region Museum

Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that shows visitors what life was like in Waterloo Region in 1914. The village is open seasonally from May 1 to December 23. One admission price includes entry to the Waterloo Region Museum exhibit galleries and village.

Doon Heritage Village

Joseph Schneider Haus is a dynamic community museum and local landmark in downtown Kitchener that is a National Historic Site. The 1816 Georgian frame farmhouse was built by one of the area’s first pioneers, Joseph Schneider, a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite.

Joseph Schneider Haus

McDougall Cottage, an 1858 granite and limestone labourer’s dwelling, is located in downtown Cambridge. Home for more than a century to two families of hardworking Scots, the McDougalls and the Bairds, this charming cottage boasts the most spectacular hand-painted friezes and trompe l’oeil ceilings in Ontario.

McDougall Cottage

Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Monday, January 11, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Engaging and fun activities for the whole family! Ask for a schedule of activities at museum reception when you arrive.

Daily activity schedule for June 20 to 26


Daily activity schedule for June 27 to July 3

Tots Time Programs

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, January 12, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, June 22, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time Wednesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

On exhibit to June 26, this exhibit features visual media art by the 2016 Joseph Schneider Haus Folk Artist-in-Residence, James Anthony Usas, who is a visual media artist and filmmaker.

City On Edge exhibit

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, June 24, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 2016

Learn how a city was pushed to the edge during the First World War - to the point of changing its name from Berlin to Kitchener through a controversial and high tension referendum. Curated by the Waterloo Region Museum, this exhibit tells the story of how and why the city of Berlin changed its name to Kitchener on September 1, 1916.

Summer Urban Exploration of Schneider's Creek

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, June 26, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time 4 to 7 p.m.

An urban exploration walk exploring the historic Schneider’s Creek lead by James Anthony Usas. Participants must meet at Shoemaker Greenway in Kitchener. Call 519-742-7752 for map and directions.

Walking Tour: McDougall’s Neighbourhood and Downtown

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, June 26, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

Join McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor for an afternoon walking tour. As we stroll along the Grand River from our neighbourhood to the downtown and back, enjoy historical residential, commercial and industrial architecture.

Workshop: Seed Saving with Bob Wildfong

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, June 29, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

Learn how to save your own flower, vegetable, and herb seeds.

Talk: Seed Saving

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, June 29, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

Talk: Seed Saving

Seniors’ Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, June 30, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for those 55 years of age and older.

Canada Day Celebration!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, July 1, 2016

End Date Friday, July 1, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party to celebrate Canada Day and you're invited! Admission is FREE.

Canada Day Weekend

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, July 1, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Canada Day and the 200th anniversary of the building of Joseph Schneider’s house all weekend! Free admission on Canada Day!

Canada Day Celebration

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, July 1, 2016

End Date Friday, July 1, 2016

Time noon to 5 p.m.

Visit and celebrate Canada’s birthday. Enjoy refreshments.

Summer Daily Activities

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, July 2, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Each day in July, visitors are invited to have a little bit of fun in Doon Heritage Village and the museum exhibit galleries. At specific times during the day there will be hands-on activities and demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Wee Quilt Challenge - Last Day!

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time Closes at 5 p.m.

This is your last chance to see the miniature masterpieces of McDougall’s 2016 Wee Quilt Challenge – The Myth and Majesty of Scotland - and to cast a vote for your favourite.

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Summer Music Series: Ian Bell and Tom Leighton

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artists are Ian Bell and Tom Leighton.

Mondays - Laundry and Hygiene

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Monday, July 4, 2016

End Date Monday, July 4, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roll up your sleeves and learn how the Schneiders made soap, did the washing, mending, ironing and cleaning without modern appliances and products.

Summer at Joseph Schneider Haus

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Monday, July 4, 2016

End Date Sunday, September 4, 2016

Step back in time and meet the Schneiders. You'll find costumed staff doing seasonal chores such as gardening, pickling, preserving, baking, and laundry. Special guests throughout the summer.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, July 5, 2016

End Date Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesdays - Wool Processing

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Tuesday, July 5, 2016

End Date Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Schneiders will be washing, carding, spinning and dyeing wool all summer.

Monthly Kitchen Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, July 7, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality.

Fermented Foods with Sonya Sommerville

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, July 7, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Meet lacto fermentation enthusiast Sonya Sommerville and learn all about fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles and how to make your own at home!

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, July 8, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

History Under the Trees

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

The Waterloo Historical Society and the Waterloo Region Museum invites people to an afternoon of informal history discussions out-of-doors under the marquee on the village green at Doon Heritage Village.

Baby Farm Animals Weekend!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us and celebrate all of the baby farm animals that live in Doon Heritage Village. Explore our living history village and meet baby lambs, goats, chickens, turkeys and more! Fun for all ages.

It's the International Year of Pulses! Learn How to Grow Your Own

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Join our staff and learn the interesting stories about the specific types of pulses the Schneider’s would have grown and eaten. Learn how to grow your own and take home some seeds to start. Included with the price of admission.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: Failte

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured act is Failte.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, July 12, 2016

End Date Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Tartan Teas - St. Swithin's Day

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, July 13, 2016

End Date Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

We honour St. Swithin’s Day with a special mid-week Tartan Tea. Grab an old friend, or two, and come on down for a traditional tea with lots of tasty treats.

Walking Tour: Galt’s East Hill

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, July 14, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time 9 to 11 a.m.

Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer, Joleen Taylor, on this historical walking tour as we head to Galt’s East Hill area.

St. Swithin’s Day Contest

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, July 15, 2016

End Date Friday, July 15, 2016

Time noon to 5 p.m.

Visit the Cottage and correctly guess the number of days we’ll have rain between July 15 and August 23.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, July 15, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 16, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two.

Fairies, Brownies and Changlings: Scottish Folklore and Legends Exhibit Opening

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, July 16, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of McDougall’s Faeries, Brownies and Changelings: Scottish Folklore and Legends Exhibit.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, July 16, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.

One special day each month, we invite children, ages 3 and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: Dylan Wickens

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Dylan Wickens.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, July 19, 2016

End Date Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Talk: The Healing Power of Reiki with Candace Hawkshaw

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, July 20, 2016

End Date Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Join Holy Fire Reiki Master, Candace Hawkshaw, to learn all about Reiki; what it is; the ancient mystery of how this self-care energy technique works and how it can be used every day as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, July 22, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 23, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

Love of Books Weekend!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, July 23, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In celebration of International Book Day! Enjoy storytelling and make your own books! All ages.

Schneider Creek Porch Party

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, July 23, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

We're joining the Schneider Creek Porch Party with extended hours to 7 p.m. and porch music with Bill Muir, 3 to 4 p. Take a neighbourhood stroll as musicians perform on porches.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Join us for one of McDougall’s ever popular Tartan Teas. Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more.

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: Frog and Henry

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Frog and Henry.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, July 26, 2016

End Date Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Talk: Tales of the Fair Folk: Fairies in Celtic Lore and Life

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, July 27, 2016

End Date Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

Join us as Joanna Rickert Hall takes a closer look at these fair folk and the legends and lore that surround them.

Mill Race Festival Preview Concert

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Our annual preview of The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music (July 29 to 31). This year we welcome UK performers Cupola:Ward. We’ll be in the garden (weather permitting). Admission is by donation to the musicians.

Food Storage and Cold Cellaring

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Join our staff and learn how to store and grow food longer – Schneider style!

Seniors' Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

End Date Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for those 55 years of age and older.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, July 29, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 30, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: Shannon Lyon

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Shannon Lyon.

KidSummer

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Monday, August 1, 2016

End Date Monday, August 1, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A fun family day where children of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun. Free admission for up to two children, with each $10 adult admission purchased.

Summer Daily Activities

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

End Date Friday, August 26, 2016

Each day in August visitors are invited to have a little bit of fun in Doon Heritage Village and the museum exhibit galleries. At specific times during the day there will be hands-on activities and demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Ceilidh - Traditional U.K. Tunes

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

End Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality .

Monthly Kitchen Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

End Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality.

No Ground Should be Left Unturned Land Remnants for Growing Food with Glennis and Mark Yantzi

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

End Date Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time 1 p.m.

Meet avid environmental gardening and edible front yard enthusiasts Glennis and Mark Yantzi and learn how to make space in your life for growing food – including your own front yard! Included with the price of admission.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, August 5, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

Workshop: Growing and Using Herbs

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

Time 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Learn about and how to plant and save herbs to use in your home.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: The Butcher's Wife

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is The Butcher's Wife

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 9, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, August 12, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

Fascinating Farm Animals Weekend

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us to explore the fascinating and fantastic world of farm animals. Make sure to bring your queries about farm animals to these great weekend activities.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

Time Drop-in between 1 and 4 p.m.

One special day each month, we invite children, ages 3 and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner.

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: Gypsy Jive Band

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is the Gypsy Jive Band.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 16, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Oral Traditions and Local Dialect Speakers

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, August 17, 2016

End Date Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time 2 to 3:30 p.m.

One of the most colourful, dynamic aspects of Waterloo County folk culture is its language. Visit with our local dialect speakers and explore the dialect of the local Pennsylvania-German community.

Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, August 17, 2016

End Date Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

A warm, summer afternoon seems like the perfect time to grab an old friend, or two, and come on down to McDougall Cottage for a traditional Scottish tea.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, August 19, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 20, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

Kombucha Tea: An Ancient Elixir

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, August 19, 2016

End Date Friday, August 19, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Steeped in tradition, help stimulate your metabolism and maintain a healthy immune system with this refreshing, naturally effervescent drink. Learn all about the health benefits of Kombucha tea with Cathy Kelly. Included with admission.

Community Gardens 101 with Queen Street Community Garden Members

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, August 20, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time 1 p.m.

Meet members of the Queen Street Community Garden. Learn how to become part of a community garden or how to start one in your own community and then have a tour of the gardens at Joseph Schneider Haus and the community garden across the street. Included with admission.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Piping Down the Sun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Summer Music Series: NUA

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is NUA.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 23, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Seniors' Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, August 25, 2016

End Date Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for those 55 years of age and older.

Friday and Saturday Bake Days

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, August 26, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 27, 2016

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, bread, pies, puddings and sample a bite or two. puddings and sample a bite or two.

Apple-iscious Weekend

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, August 27, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the summer season comes to an end, it's time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, learn how to make cider, or what kind of care goes into growing your own apples.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

KW Run for POGO

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9 to 11 a.m. Post-Race Activities: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is proud to host this annual event that raises funds to support and help children with cancer.

Summer Music Series: John McKinley Band

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is the John McKinley Band.

6th Annual Doon Cruise-In

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Village is open to 5 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 6th Annual Doon Cruise-In auto extravaganza.

Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches sweets and more. Best when shared with an old friend or two.

Piping Down the Sun - Last one in 2016

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays in July and August. Experience this ancient Celtic tradition and bid the sun "oidhche mhath" (good night) in the traditional musical manner

Sunday Sampler

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 1 to 5 p.m.

Explore the quiet pursuits of a summer Sunday. Try traditional handcrafts, tour the garden, and enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Tales for Tails

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, August 30, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Time 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Talk and Film Series: Dereck Revington

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 21, 2016

End Date Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

Dereck Revington is an Associate Architecture Professor of the University of Waterloo and is also an accomplished artist.