Current Exhibits

Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village is an Indoor and Outdoor Living History Village

Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that shows visitors what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914. The village comes to life with knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing and features historic buildings, farm animals and fun activities the whole family will enjoy.

 

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Métis artist, Tracey-Mae Chambers, visited Doon Heritage Village to create powerful site-specific outdoor art installations as part of her body of work #HopeandHealingCanada.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Feature Gallery

Dibaajimowin: Stories from this Land

On exhibit September 23, 2022 to April 16, 2023.

Main Gallery

Maple Leaf/ Schneiders

Our main gallery exhibit is called Maple Leaf/ Schneiders and traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from Indigenous peoples, to community settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. 

Mezzanine Gallery

War Memorial 

The Waterloo Region Museum joins all Canadians in recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of the men and women who have served in the cause of peace and freedom around the world.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honours individuals and organizations - now numbering more than 400 - for their significant contributions to the community. 

Schneider Haus National Historic Site Exhibits

Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabeg 

Coming Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Come experience Miijim where traditional foodways help to nourish mind, body and soul. 

 

#HopeandHealingCanada

Métis artist, Tracey-Mae Chambers, visited Schneider Haus to create powerful site-specific outdoor art installations as part of her body of work #HopeandHealingCanada.

McDougall Cottage Historic Site Exhibits

Resiliency: Shared Stories of Strength & Survival

Anchored in the history of the 165-year-old Cottage, located in downtown Cambridge, the exhibit features a multimedia journey of shared personal stories of resiliency and offers resources and strategies to help our community bounce back from life’s challenges. This exhibit also represents a first step in McDougall Cottage’s future direction; to explore and embrace new and innovative ways to tell stories.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that declining mental health in the family of one of the Cottage’s former residents may have been a factor in the Cottage’s eventual state of disrepair. This encouraged Michelle Bartlett, Head of Content and Experience at McDougall to explore the idea of developing an exhibit on the topic, using the Cottage as a metaphor for Resiliency.

Through partnerships with local organizations like Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington and others, programming will be offered on topics such as mindfulness, self-care and many more.

Admission to this exhibit is by donation. 

 

#HopeandHealingCanada

Métis artist, Tracey-Mae Chambers, visited McDougall Cottage to create powerful site-specific outdoor art installations as part of her body of work #HopeandHealingCanada.