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

Village and Museum Daily Activities

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, January 1, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Engaging and fun activities for the whole family are scheduled at the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village every day!

Daily activity schedule for August 31 to September 6

BEER! The Exhibit

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, June 19, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Discover the history of brewing, and the selling and consuming of beer in Canada, with a focus on over 175 years of brewing tradition in Waterloo Region.

Summer at Joseph Schneider Haus

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, July 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

Time Regular Hours

Step back in time and meet ‘The Schneiders’. You will find costumed staff doing seasonal chores such as gardening, pickling, preserving, baking, laundry, and special guests throughout the summer.

Tee Time

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, July 10, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

On Exhibit July 10 to September 6. A short history of golf from Scotland to Waterloo Region. Come learn about the history of golf in Scotland and Waterloo Region.

Grand National Quilt Show Exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

On Exhibit May 10 to September 27.
A new exhibit featuring a stunning, thought-provoking collection of quilts crafted by 62 gifted artists from across Canada.

Baking Schneider Style

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Friday, September 4, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 5, 2015

The bake oven will be fired up. Help make yeast, rye bread, flat bread, pies and puddings.

Garden Tour and Tea

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

Stop by, tour the garden or simply enjoy a cup of lemon balm tea.

Tee Time Exhibit

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

Last day to see our Tee Time Exhibit!

Tickets On Sale Date - Doon By Lantern Light Tours and Starry Night

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

End Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Time 9 a.m.

Purchase Doon By Lantern Light Tours and Starry Night tickets today - while supplies last.

Tots Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.

Grand National Quilt Show Exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

On Exhibit May 10 to September 27.
A new exhibit featuring a stunning, thought-provoking collection of quilts crafted by 62 gifted artists from across Canada.

Seniors' Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015

End Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A FREE special day for seniors 55 years of age and older featuring garden tours, live musical entertainment and more.

Home School Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, September 11, 2015

End Date Friday, September 11, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All home schooled chidren are invited to a program especially designed for them. Come and explore, learn and discover!

Paint the Grand Exhibit Opening Reception

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, September 11, 2015

End Date Friday, September 11, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Join us at the Cottage for this artist reception and exhibit opening. On June 7 of this year, 19 talented amateur and professional artists set up their easels within walking distance of McDougall Cottage to capture a scene along our beautiful heritage river, The Grand. This fall, their fine artistry will be featured in our Paint the Grand Exhibit and Silent Auction.

Paint the Grand

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, September 11, 2015

End Date Sunday, December 13, 2015

Place a bid on your favourite painting on display at the Cottage in our ongoing silent auction.

Mennonite Foodways

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, September 12, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

A weekend devoted to cooking traditional Pennsylvania-German Mennonite dishes.

Workshop: Seed Saving

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, September 12, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 12, 2015

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

Learn the art and science of seed saving from Bob Wildfong, one of Canada's heritage gardening experts.

Wedding Expo: Sweet Wedding Wishes

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

Time 12 to 4 p.m.

One of the newest wedding shows in Ontario!

Straw Dollie (Wheat Weaving) Workshop with Debby Moon

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

We invite you to join artist Debby Moon for an afternoon Wheat Weaving Workshop. You'll have lots of fun as you create two different projects using this folk art technique.

Ask a Curator Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

End Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ask a Curator Day is a global online twitter event that the Waterloo Region Museum participates in. To ask our curator a question simply use the twitter hashtag #AskaCurator with our handle @WRegionMuseum along with the question and we'll do our best to answer it.

Grand National Quilt Show Exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

On Exhibit May 10 to September 27.
A new exhibit featuring a stunning, thought-provoking collection of quilts crafted by 62 gifted artists from across Canada.

Ask a Curator Day

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

End Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ask a Curator Day is a global online twitter event that McDougall Cottage participates in. To ask our curator a question simply use the twitter hashtag #AskaCurator with the handle @WRegionMuseum along with the question and we'll do our best to answer it.

Ask a Curator Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

End Date Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ask a Curator Day is a global online twitter event that Joseph Schneider Haus participates in. To ask our curator a question simply use the twitter hashtag #AskaCurator with the handle @WRegionMuseum along with the question and we'll do our best to answer it.

80 for 80: Celebrating Eighty Years of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

End Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

Throughout its 82 year history, Architectural Conservancy Ontario members have worked to save hundreds of structures across Ontario - everything from lighthouses to bridges to churches and gaols.

Beer TALKS Series: Jim Brickman

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

End Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Jim Brickman will speak about the early days of craft beer brewing when it started in Canada in 1984.

Honey Bee

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

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

Learn about bee keeping practices in the 1800s and explore the many uses of honey.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 101

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

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

Learn the basics necessary to start knitting while you work on a project to be completed in the workshop or taken home to complete.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.

Today's craft is Giant Sunflowers. One Saturday afternoon each month, children ages three and up are invited to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m. $3 per child.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Code Breakers

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn how to send private messages and to crack other secret codes! It’s a fun-filled day for young secret agents!

A Taste of Scotland/Cambridge Highland Dancers

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Join us for a wee Taste of Scotland! Sample some of Scotland’s favourite deserts, like shortbread and Cloutie Dumpling.

Tea and Talk: The 1906 Berlin Cookbook

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, September 22, 2015

End Date Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum would be delighted if you could join them for an afternoon tea in the beautiful Grand Foyer of the Waterloo Region Museum.

Grand National Quilt Show Exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, September 23, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 27, 2015

Last chance to see! On Exhibit May 10 to September 27.
A new exhibit featuring a stunning, thought-provoking collection of quilts crafted by 62 gifted artists from across Canada.

Traditional Mennonite Crafts

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

The Schneider Haus staff will be working on traditional crafts. Try your hand at Fraktur (form of calligraphy) and scherenschnitten (paper cutting art).

Workshop: Autumn Wreath

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

Create a festive wreath to use as either a centre piece or to hang on a wall to help celebrate the harvest season.

Workshop: Beginner Blacksmithing 1

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

First day of a two day course that teaches the basics of both the art and trade of blacksmithing.

Carrot Sunday Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, September 27, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more. Pre-register $15 plus HST.

First People’s Festival Education Days

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, September 29, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The First Peoples Festival is a celebration of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, history and realities for school children in grades 6 to 12.

Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, October 1, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a casual evening concert.

Aboriginal Symposium Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, October 2, 2015

End Date Friday, October 2, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This one day program is a celebration of First Nations history and realities for secondary school students.

Tales and Tunes of Enchantment workshop with Storyteller Brenda Byers

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Explore fairy tales and personal stories in an afternoon of tales and tunes.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 102

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

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

Part two of the Learn to Knit workshops where you will practice skills that were introduced in part one

Schnibbles and Schnitz (food preservation)

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 4, 2015

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

Preparations begin for the long winter ahead with the drying, or schnitizing, and pickling of corn, beets and beans.

Workshop: Beginner Blacksmithing 2

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

Second day of a two day course that teaches the basics of both the art and trade of blacksmithing.

A Whistle Workshop for All Ages with Allison Lupton

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, October 4, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Tin Whistle Workshop, for people of all ages. $25 plus HST.

Waterloo Region Forest Festival

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, October 7, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This two day educational festival for grade 6 and 7 students teaches several key messages about forest resources in the Region of Waterloo. Presentations and hands-on activities include information on forest ecosystems, stewardship, conservation, species at risk, and the impacts of climate change.

TALK: Essential Oils and Mindfulness

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, October 7, 2015

End Date Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Reiki Master Shelby Foster will be talking about incorporating essential oils into the practice of mindfulness. $5/person plus HST. Please call to register.

Scarecrow Workshop

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 10, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 10, 2015

Time Drop-in 1 to 4 p.m.

Make your own scarecrow. Bring some old clothing and your creativity!

Prizes for the best scarecrow! Drop-in, free workshop with general admission.

Brews and Beverages

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 10, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

Discover how the fruits of the harvest are converted into cider, beer and wine.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Harvest Time

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend fun at the Waterloo Region Museum. Visit our museum galleries and participate in engaging activities for all ages.

Open on Thanksgiving Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Monday, October 12, 2015

End Date Monday, October 12, 2015

Schneider Haus is open Thanksgiving Day – stop by after the parade!

Fall Harvest - Thanksgiving Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Monday, October 12, 2015

End Date Monday, October 12, 2015

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

On Thanksgiving Day Monday visit for family fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region.

Erntefest (Harvest Festival)

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, October 14, 2015

End Date Friday, October 16, 2015

Time

Celebrate the fall bounty; bread baking, pickling, preserving and more.

Funny Bones Workshop with Laurie Spieker, 2015 Folk Artist-in-Residence

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time Drop-in 2 to 4 p.m.

Learn about your phalanges and fashion some funky fused glass bones into a standing sculpture – Boo! Ages six to 96. $50 plus HST.

Apple Schnitzing Bee

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 18, 2015

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

Help preserve the fruits of the apple harvest. Activities include schnitzing (drying) apples, making apple butter, pressing cider and tasting heritage varieties of apples.

Girl Guide Badge Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time Noon to 4 p.m.

Come learn about life in 1856 and work towards completing the requirements for your Heritage Home Skills Badge.

Ghost Walk

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure of the history and hauntings of Galt.

Steel City Rovers ... lite 3!

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

In this concert Mark Fletcher and Dave Neigh demonstrate not only their own musical versatility but also the “celtability” of a whole salmagundi (miscellany) of instruments.

Beer TALKS Series: Women Enjoying Beer!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Spend an evening with women who enjoy beer! An engaging presentation all about beer. TALK includes delicious snacks and a tour of the BEER! The Exhibit. Of course, this evening isn’t just for women!

Ghost Walk

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, October 23, 2015

End Date Friday, October 23, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer, Joleen Taylor, as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure that looks at the history and hauntings of Galt.

Schneider Survival 101 Day Camp – for Adults

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

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

Who says that your day camp days are over? Try our Survival camp and experience how settlers like the Schneiders survived the early years.

Workshop: Gifts in a Jar

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

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

Spend an afternoon making three different gifts in a jar. Learn to make three different recipes, along with card and bow, which you will complete in this fun workshop.

Folk Medicine

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mom was the medic in the 1800s. Discover the medicinal uses of the plants and herbs in the Joseph Schneider Haus gardens.

Kids in Kilts: Samhain (Halloween) Fun

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.

Join us for some fun and family friendly Halloween activities.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Retro Games!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for a walk down memory lane as we take you back to your youth. Bring your family and share your memories while playing retro games, rocking-out to old school jams and enjoying some throw-back snacks.

Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

We invite you to join us for one of McDougall’s ever-popular Tartan Teas. There will be cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and more.

First World War Education Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Monday, October 26, 2015

End Date Monday, October 26, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum in conjunction with the History Matters Association presents an interactive program about WW1 for grade 10 students.

Seniors' Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, October 29, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 29, 2015

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

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

Stan Rogers and Other Folk Music Legends

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, October 29, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

The songs of Stan Rogers, often inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people across this country, have had a deep and lasting impact on Canadian folk music and song-writing.

Halloween Party

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, October 30, 2015

End Date Friday, October 30, 2015

Time 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wear your scariest costume to a Halloween Party and be ready to have some fun! For children 8 and under.

Kinderconcert Series

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

Time 10:30 a.m.

The musical Mendelssohn Mouse family is rehearsing and getting ready for a concert, but Fannie Mouse has disappeared! Help the Mouse family find Fannie, and discover a musical canon and fugue along the way.

Family Fun Day: Scary Boo Fun

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit for Halloween fun and enjoy games, decorating mini pumpkins and making crafts to celebrate this spooky holiday – and you'll be home in time to go out trick or treating! All ages.

Corn Husks and Kernels

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

End Date Sunday, November 1, 2015

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

Explore Pennsylvania-German cornmeal cooking.

Workshop: Knitting Skills Socks

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 31, 2015

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

This workshop is for knitters with a solid understanding of core knitting techniques and teaches how to read and understand sock patterns.

Soul Cake Making Demonstration

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, November 1, 2015

End Date Sunday, November 1, 2015

Time Drop-in 1 to 4 p.m.

It's All Soul's Day – the day when Scots traditionally honour the souls of the faithful departed by baking Soul Cakes, or as the Scots call them, "dirge loaves".

Reflexology and Self-Care

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, November 4, 2015

End Date Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Registered Reflexologist Natascha Steckel is teaching reflexology techniques that you can apply at home to help promote a healthier you. $5 plus HST. Please call to register.

Taste of Oktoberfest - A Culinary Event

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

Experience a unique K-W Oktoberfest culinary event that features an Oktoberfest-inspired menu unlike anything you have tasted before! The culinary experts at BeerTown are creating this unique, multi-course menu especially for Taste of Oktoberfest! Tickets can be purchased by calling (519) 570-HANS (4267).

Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a casual evening of traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality.

Workshop: Christmas Ornaments

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, November 7, 2015

End Date Saturday, November 7, 2015

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

Join us for this festive workshop and learn how to create fun Christmas decorations.

Getting Ready for Winter

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, November 7, 2015

End Date Sunday, November 8, 2015

Find out how the Schneiders prepared for the cold winter months – from changing out their bedding to putting the garden to bed.

PD Day Activities: String Fling

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, November 13, 2015

End Date Friday, November 13, 2015

Time Drop-in 1 to 4 p.m.

Kids are welcome to drop-in for some fun games, crafts 'n more on your day off from school!

PD Day Fun!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, November 13, 2015

End Date Friday, November 13, 2015

Time Village 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Museum 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special seasonal and hands-on activities are scheduled throughout the day for children of all ages. Visit to engage your children during their day away from school.

Teddy Bear's Night at the Museum

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, November 13, 2015

End Date Friday, November 13, 2015

Time 6 to 8 p.m.

Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party! At the end of the evening children leave their stuffed animal for a sleepover at the museum, and then come back the next day for pick up and to see all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.

Workshop: Chocolate Lovers

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, November 14, 2015

End Date Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Learn how to make a chocolate bar sleigh, a candy train engine, and how to dip the perfect chocolate pretzel.

Fresh Greens Wreath Making Workshops

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, November 14, 2015

End Date Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Create a new fall tradition for you and a friend - join us for a seasonal Wreath Making Workshop. We'll be having tons of fun using a variety of greens.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Art-rageous Fun - Ink, Paper, Scissors

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, November 15, 2015

End Date Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We're having an art bonanza where you can try everything from water colour painting to paper cutting! Be ready for art-rageous fun with old pens and even fabric.

St. Andrew's Day Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, November 15, 2015

End Date Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more. Pre-register $15 plus HST.

Christmas Afternoon Tea and Talk

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, November 17, 2015

End Date Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us for afternoon tea with Christmas refreshments and enjoy a fascinating presentation comparing Christmas recipes from the 1898 New Galt Cookbook and the 1906 Berlin Cookbook.

TALK: Body Awareness: Realigning Through Massage

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, November 18, 2015

End Date Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Registered Massage Therapist Laura Baer will be talking about the benefits of massage and teaching several techniques that will help you to form good postural habits.

Highland Steps and Lowland Ballads

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, November 19, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a lively evening of traditional Scottish song, dance and fiddle tunes with 2015 Musician-in-Residence, Dave Neigh and guest singer/dancer Laura Ashfield.

Homeschooler Village Christmas

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, November 20, 2015

End Date Friday, November 20, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and explore how various cultural groups celebrated Christmas in rural Waterloo County in 1914.

Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, November 21, 2015

End Date Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Make your own evergreen wreath to start the holiday season! A wreath is great for hanging outside to welcome guests to your home.

Both morning and afternoon times available.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, November 21, 2015

End Date Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Today's craft is Winter Greens Mini Swag. One Saturday each month, children, ages 3 and up, are invited to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m. $3 per child.

Gift Shop - Member December

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Tuesday, December 1, 2015

End Date Thursday, December 24, 2015

Time Call for times

Find great gift-giving ideas, old fashioned toys, vintage or modern Christmas ornaments, décor, and stocking stuffers in the Waterloo Region Museum’s Gift Shop. Members enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on everything in the gift shop.

Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, December 3, 2015

End Date Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Join us for a casual evening of traditional music and song and Scottish hospitality.