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Upcoming Events

Museum and Village Daily Activities

Start Date Saturday, November 1, 2014

End Date Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time Call for times - CLOSED Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1

Museum activities for all ages are offered every day.
Activities for December 15 to 21
Activities for December 22 to 28

Christmas Gift Shop Sale

Start Date Monday, December 1, 2014

End Date Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Time Call for times

Great gift-giving ideas, old-fashioned wood toys and vintage Christmas ornaments in the Christmas Gift Shop Sale.

Doon By Lantern Light Tours - SOLD OUT

Start Date Friday, December 19, 2014

End Date Friday, December 19, 2014

Time SOLD OUT

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. SOLD OUT

Starry Night - SOLD OUT

Start Date Saturday, December 20, 2014

End Date Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT! The Friends of the Waterloo Region Museum's annual Christmas extravaganza! Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of a Christmas past as you see the village in its finest lamp-lit beauty.

Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 21, 2014

End Date Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time Village open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum Galleries open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy a Christmas in the country from the last turn of the century. A great way to celebrate this holiday season!

Boxing Week Gift Shop Sale

Start Date Saturday, December 27, 2014

End Date Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Time Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HUGE SAVINGS on unique items, old-fashioned wood toys and vintage Christmas ornaments during our Boxing Week Gift Shop Sale! Save up to 50% off on select items!

Happy Holiday Family Fun Days

Start Date Saturday, December 27, 2014

End Date Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Time Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit Waterloo Region Museum for family fun over the holidays!

Happy Holiday Family Fun Days

Start Date Friday, January 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 4, 2015

Visit Waterloo Region Museum for family fun over the holidays!

Street Style and Museum Mysteries Closing Day

Start Date Sunday, January 4, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 4, 2015

Last chance to see these great exhibits!

Waterloo Region Museum closed for week

Start Date Monday, January 5, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 11, 2015

Waterloo Region Museum closes for the week and re-opens January 12.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 101

Start Date Saturday, January 24, 2015

End Date Saturday, January 24, 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.

Ocean Bound!

Start Date Friday, January 30, 2015

End Date Sunday, May 10, 2015

A new exhibition called Ocean Bound! explores the science of watersheds, aquatic animals and oceans. Embark on a journey through watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our oceans. The exhibit presents fun environmental science for the whole family!

Workshop: Cultivating Heritage Gardens and Landscapes

Start Date Saturday, January 31, 2015

End Date Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time Registration 8:30 a.m. event till 4 p.m.

The Heritage Planning Advisory Committee presents a workshop on Heritage Gardens and Landscapes.

Valentine's Craft for Children

Start Date Saturday, February 7, 2015

End Date Sunday, February 8, 2015

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

The craft session takes place throughout the day and parents must accompany their children. Appropriate for children four to 10 years of age. Included with regular admission.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 102

Start Date Saturday, February 7, 2015

End Date Saturday, February 7, 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

Workshop: Chocolate

Start Date Saturday, February 7, 2015

End Date Saturday, February 7, 2015

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

Satisfy your inner chocoholic by taking part in this deliciously fun workshop and end up with a tray of chocolaty goodness to take home for Valentines Day

Family Day Weekend Fun

Start Date Saturday, February 14, 2015

End Date Monday, February 16, 2015

Take part in fun family activities throughout the family day weekend while visiting Ocean Bound! Regular admission.

Kinderconcert Series

Start Date Saturday, February 21, 2015

End Date Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Three Little Pigs Pre-concert activities: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Concert: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A fun and musical way for children to enjoy the symphony. Performed by the Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet. To purchase tickets call the K-W Symphony at 519-745-4711, 1-888-745-4717 or visit kwsymphony.ca.

Tea & Talk

Start Date Sunday, February 22, 2015

End Date Sunday, February 22, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Outhouses, Body Odour, and Bad Breath: A Fun Look at 150 Years of Health and Hygiene

Ocean Bound! Water Talk

Start Date Monday, February 23, 2015

End Date Monday, February 23, 2015

Time 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.

Bob Burtt: No Guardians at the Gate

Workshop: Growing Indoor Seedlings

Start Date Saturday, February 28, 2015

End Date Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

This annual workshop helps novice gardeners explore their green thumb potential.

Summer Day Camp Registration Day

Start Date Saturday, March 7, 2015

End Date Saturday, March 7, 2015

Register for Adventures in Time Summer Day Camps.

Special Talk: All About Undertaking

Start Date Monday, March 9, 2015

End Date Monday, March 9, 2015

Time 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Author and local historian Marion Roes gives a presentation funeral businesses and practices in Waterloo County.

March Break Week

Start Date Saturday, March 14, 2015

End Date Sunday, March 22, 2015

Visit Waterloo Region Museum over the March Break Week holiday!

Syrian Childrens' Art Exhibit

Start Date Saturday, March 14, 2015

End Date Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Syrian Childrens’ art exhibit takes place during the March Break Week called Kids are the Future.

Ocean Bound! Water Talk

Start Date Monday, March 23, 2015

End Date Monday, March 23, 2015

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

Dan Meagher – The Story of Water in Waterloo Region.

Tea & Talk

Start Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015

End Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Outhouses, Body Odour, and Bad Breath: A Fun Look at 150 Years of Health and Hygiene

Friends of Waterloo Region Museum Annual Meeting

Start Date Wednesday, April 1, 2015

End Date Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

Annual General Meeting that reviews activities in 2014 and plans for 2015. All welcome.

Easter Fun

Start Date Saturday, April 4, 2015

End Date Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend Fun at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Easter Sunrise Service

Start Date Sunday, April 5, 2015

End Date Sunday, April 5, 2015

Time 7 a.m.

The 50th annual Easter Sunrise Service at the historic Freeport United Brethren Church in Doon Heritage Village.

Workshop: Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Start Date Saturday, April 11, 2015

End Date Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

Bob Wildfong, Doon Heritage Village’s Heritage Gardener, will teach participants about basic pruning of trees, shrubs and vines.

25th Annual Volunteer Breakfast

Start Date Wednesday, April 15, 2015

End Date Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time 7:30 to 10 a.m.

The staff at the Waterloo Region Museum, Joseph Schneider Haus, McDougall Cottage and the Region of Waterloo Libraries are hosting our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast at the Waterloo Region Museum. Free for volunteers.

Tea & Talk

Start Date Thursday, April 16, 2015

End Date Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Outhouses, Body Odour, and Bad Breath: A Fun Look at 150 Years of Health and Hygiene

PD Day Fun!

Start Date Friday, April 17, 2015

End Date Friday, April 17, 2015

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

Visit and enjoy special time with your child during a PD Day!

KWS Kinderconcert

Start Date Saturday, April 18, 2015

End Date Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum in partnership with the K-W Symphony invites you to the first concert of the fall/winter Kinderconcert Series: Toot, Bang and Swish!

Ocean Bound Water Talk

Start Date Monday, April 20, 2015

End Date Monday, April 20, 2015

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

Dave Shultz - Learn about the role the Grand River Conservation Authority plays in protecting and managing our most precious resource, water.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Start Date Sunday, April 26, 2015

End Date Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Community members and groups are inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

Doon Heritage Village Season Opening

Start Date Friday, May 1, 2015

End Date Friday, May 1, 2015

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

Visit the picturesque 60-acre living history village that showcases what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914.