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 April 25 to May 1


Daily activity schedule for May 2 to 8

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.

IN THE DARK

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, February 5, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time Open during regular operating hours.

Our new exhibit for 2016 opens on February 5! Be immersed in a world of darkness! This engaging exhibit invites visitors of all ages to explore life that exists on our planet with little or no light.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 4, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 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.

Quilts on Display

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 4, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

See an array of quilts going to the New Hamburg Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale and Quilt Auction from May 4 to 26. Included with the cost of admission.

Youth@rt – A Celebration of Youth Week

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, May 5, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Join us for the first annual Young@rt Celebration - a celebration of youth and art. Come out to see some of the very best young artists that Kitchener has to offer. Free admission!

Kitchen Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, May 5, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 5, 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.

Mother’s Day Craft

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

Mother's Day Craft at the Waterloo Region Museum Calling all kids - join museum staff in the foyer to make a Mother's Day card for mom.

Tots Time Saturday Workshop: Mother's Day Birdhouse

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join us to make a birdhouse for mom, grandma or keep it for yourself! These cute bird houses will be the perfect addition to any backyard, porch or balcony.

The Wash House Opens for the Season

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

The Schneider family Wash House will be humming with activity all weekend.

Workshop: Creating Tableau Images

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time 2 to 4 p.m. Drop In.

Join us for a fun afternoon of learning how to create tableau images using costumes and props from Joseph Schneider Haus. $5 plus HST.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea: A Fun Look at Women's Unmentionables

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

An afternoon Mother's Day tea followed by a fascinating presentation that is a fun historic look at ladies underwear.

Mother's Day Tartan Teas

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time Seatings at 1 and 3 p.m.

Treat mum to a traditional tea on her special day. There’ll be sweets and savouries galore, along with superb music by vocalist/guitarist Geoff Lewis.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 11, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 15, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

Quilts on Display

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 11, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

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

See an array of quilts going to the New Hamburg Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale and Quilt Auction from May 4 to 26. Included with the cost of admission.

Workshop: Preparing to Garden

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

Novice gardeners learn all there is to know about starting a garden.

Tots Time Workshop: Gardening with Bob for Kids

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Young gardeners get their hands in the soil early this year, in this child-friendly indoor gardening experience with our Heritage Gardener Bob Wildfong.

Talk: Celebrating Galt's 200th: Milestones and Memories in the Stone City

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time 1:30 p.m.

We will explore Galt's beginnings and some of the fond memories and events that have occurred in the city over the years.

Scraps and Schnibbles

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

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

The Schneider family recycled nearly everything, every bit of fabric was used up in quilts, pot holders and Schnibble mats.

Traditional May Day Celebrations

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate May Day with music, Morris dancing and Maypole festivities. Musicians Brad McEwen and Paul Morris and the Oakville Ale and Sword and Forest City dance troupes will be on hand to help us usher in the summer in a most traditional manner. Admission is by donation.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

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

One special day each month, we invite children, ages three and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. This month crafty kids will be creating their own unique Flower Pot Wind Chimes to hand in their own cottage’s garden.

International Museum Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

Support museums by coming to the Waterloo Region Museum on International Museum Day. Experience our museum galleries and explore Doon Heritage Village.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 22, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

Talk: The Basics and Benefits of Meditation with Tammy-Jo Hiemstra

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Transformational Energy Healer, Tammy-Jo Hiemstra, is going to be talking about how a regular meditation practice has many benefits. She will also facilitate a small guided meditation for you to experience. Pre-register for $5 plus HST.

Quilts on Display

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

See an array of quilts going to the New Hamburg Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale and Quilt Auction from May 4 to 26. Included with the cost of admission.

Musician-in-Residence Concert: Celtic Songs and Traditions with NUA

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, May 19, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland and Canada.
McDougall’s 2016 Musicians-in-Residence, NUA, will be on hand to talk about and showcase the music that they have grown up with and which has greatly influenced their own playing and tune-writing.

Heritage Plant Sale

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supply lasts)

The Friends of Waterloo Region Museum hold their 18th Annual Heritage Plant Sale. A selection of the flower and vegetable varieties found in the village heritage gardens will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Quilting Bee at Joseph Schneider Haus

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

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

Our quilting friends from St. Jacobs are having a Quilting Bee! Watch them stitch into place the winning blocks from our Clearly Canadian Quilt Block Challenge. Winners of the contest will be announced at 4 p.m. Included with the cost of admission.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week discover the exciting past of child care. Our discussion will visit the history of breast feeding from the medieval times until present day.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 29, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

Quilts on Display

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

See an array of quilts going to the New Hamburg Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale and Quilt Auction from May 4 to 26. Included with the cost of admission.

Quilting Demonstrations

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 29, 2016

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

Enjoy quilting demonstrations by Waterloo County Quilting Guild members on May 25 to May 27.

Wee Quilt Artists’ Reception

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time 4 to 6 p.m.

Join us for a special Scottish tea as we honour the very talented creators of this year’s “The Myth and Majesty of Scotland” themed Wee Quilts.

Seniors’ Day

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, May 26, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

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

Talk: The Flood of 1974 - Where were you?

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, May 26, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor takes us back to the great Galt flood of 1974.

Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, May 27, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

An educational event that features interactive activities, demonstrations and displays. Please note that the museum galleries are open all day and Doon Heritage Village buildings will be closed to the general public from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during festival.

ECOFest

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, May 28, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 28, 2016

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

A FREE fun and interactive event celebrating the environment and sharing simple environmentally friendly lifestyle choices to take home.

Workshop: Plein Air Watercolour with Eileen MacArthur

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, May 29, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

This workshop focuses on values to select a subject and develop a composition. Primarily watercolour, however other materials are welcome.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, June 1, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 5, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

Monthly Kitchen Ceilidh

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, June 2, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 2, 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.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, June 3, 2016

End Date Friday, June 3, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

P.D. Day Activities: Rolling Stones

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Friday, June 3, 2016

End Date Friday, June 3, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

All kids are welcome to drop in for some fun games, crafts ‘n more on your day off school! Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per child; adults free.

Workshop: Jazzing up Jams and Jellies

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

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

This jams and jellies workshop will teach you how to enjoy summer in a jar all year round.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Food Preservation with Esther Devries-Lasby

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time 1 p.m.

Food preservation for everyone. Join locavore Esther Devries-Lasby and learn how to fit food preservation and dehydration into a working lifestyle. Included with the cost of admission.

Workshop: Faerie Houses for the Garden

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, June 5, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Use your imagination to create a miniature house for the wee folk where things are small in scale and huge with possibilities.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week Josh and Weechee from the K-W Humane Society will be here to talk about pets and safety.

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 12, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Talk and Mini-workshop: Introduction to Dreams with Natascha Steckel

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Discover the world of dreams with dream linguist, Natascha Steckel at this talk and mini-workshop. She’ll talk about what dreams are, how you can work with your dreams and more.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Thursday, June 9, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 9, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Friday, June 10, 2016

End Date Friday, June 10, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Blacksmith Hammer In

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

Watch as blacksmith artists from the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association demonstrate their skills and talent creating art with the tools of their trade.

Working with Wood

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

Learn all about woodworking, Schneider style. Guest wood workers and former Schneider Haus Folk Artists-in-Residence, Wesley Bates, Al Forler and Phil Elsworthy show you how wood can be used to make everything from cabinets to spoons and more!

Tots Time Saturday Workshop: Father's Day Gift

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Create the perfect cup for dad or grandpa to enjoy this year. Work with your little one to make the best gift for the best guy around.

Paint the Grand

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, June 12, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is June 19)

Take a stroll along the "Art Loop" by the Grand to discover, observe and chat with the very talented artists of Paint the Grand as they create their masterpieces en plein air in support of The Friends of McDougall Cottage’s annual Musician-in-Residence program.

Seniors' Day

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, June 15, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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

Anyone who is 55 years of age and older is invited to explore the museum galleries and stroll the picturesque Doon Heritage Village free of charge on Seniors' Day!

ANIMA ÜRBEM exhibit

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Wednesday, June 15, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 19, 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, filmmaker James Anthony Usas.

Clean Eating with Jordan Dolson

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, June 16, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Clean eating/local eating – what to do with those greens! Are you intimidated by kale? Not sure what to do with it? Meet farmer/entrepreneur Jordan Dolson, owner of Legacy Greens and you’ll become a kale convert!

Walking Tour: Local Gardens

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Thursday, June 16, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore some of the beautiful, private and public gardens around McDougall Cottage.

Father’s Day Craft

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

Make dad the coolest Father's Day card ever! Join museum staff in the museum foyer and make a Father’s Day card for dad.

Food Storage and Cold Cellaring

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

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

Fathers' Day Craft Beer Festival

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

Sample different beers from local craft breweries. The perfect day for fathers, grandfathers... and moms too!

Strawberry Tartan Tea

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Who can resist succulent red berries piled high on scones, topped with fresh cream and served alongside other tasty treats? Give into temptation and bring a friend, or two, along to McDougall Cottage for our ever popular Strawberry Tartan Tea.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Location Waterloo Region Museum

Start Date Wednesday, June 22, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week join us to explore the history of the toys including some that moms and babes used to play with.

Pinching Pennies with Pulses

Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Thursday, June 23, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 23, 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.

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.

Kids in Kilts

Location McDougall Cottage

Start Date Saturday, June 25, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

One special day each month, we invite children, ages three and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. This month crafty kids will be creating their own unique Faerie Houses. $3 per child, adults, no charge.

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.

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.

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 1 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.

Pinching Pennies with Pulses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Food Storage and 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!

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.

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.