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Museums

The Region of Waterloo owns and operates several museums dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and culture of Waterloo Region.

Doon Heritage Village

10 Huron Rd. at Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener

Doon Heritage Village is a living history museum highlighting life in 1914. It features a rural village and two farms, more than 20 historic buildings, period furnishings and costumes, farm animals, heritage gardens and demonstrations of daily chores.

Joseph Schneider Haus

466 Queen St. S., Kitchener

Joseph Schneider Haus is Kitchener's oldest dwelling. The farmhouse built by one of the region's first pioneers has been restored and converted into a living history museum and resource centre based on life in 1816. Its features include exhibits, lectures, workshops, curriculum-based activities, weekend programs keyed to the season and a varied lineup of summer courses for children.

McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge

McDougall Cottage, a 1858-granite and limestone cottage on the bank of the Grand River, was home for more than a century to hardworking Scots. Visit the restored cottage for Scottish-themed workshops and exhibits, afternoon teas and to see the beautifully painted and restored interior murals.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

10 Huron Rd. at Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener

Honouring people from all walks of life, the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame includes more than 450 individuals who made a significant contribution to their local community.

Waterloo Region Museum

10 Huron Rd. at Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener

The Waterloo Region Museum, our newest museum, showcases the history and development of Waterloo Region with interactive exhibits, a living history village - Doon Heritage Village - and storage and preservation facilities for artifacts. The museum opened its doors in May 2010 as the gateway to Doon Heritage Village. Exhibits opened in November 2011.

West Montrose Covered Bridge

Bridge St. 0.1 km North of Township Road 62 (Riverside Dr) in the village of West Montrose, Township of Woolwich.

The West Montrose Covered Bridge maintains a high profile. Most people know what this bridge looks like and where to find it. Large signs on Highway 86 advertise the bridge location. The red bridge stands out against the green meadows and surrounding park area in the summer. The community is identified by the bridge and the residents have placed a symbolic importance upon the structure, often calling it the 'Kissing Bridge.'

 

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