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Main Gallery Exhibit

Take a 360 tour of the entrance of the main exhibit gallery of the Waterloo Region Museum.

Visit our main gallery exhibit that is called What Makes Us Who We Are? and learn about the stories that connect us to each other and to the world. 

Our main exhibit gallery traces the human history of Waterloo Region from approximately 12000 years ago, to European settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. You'll learn about Waterloo Region from the ice age through to the Blackberry.

Waterloo Region's story spans thousands of years, from First Nation's peoples' first connections to this land, to European settlement and industrialization, to the vibrant high tech community of today.

Visitors discover the reasons why people from around the world have immigrated to this region of Canada - whether they came for love, education, better lives, a new job or to find freedom.

Watch our Time lapse photography video and see the actual creation of our main gallery exhibit that opened November 12, 2011.