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Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Start Date Monday, January 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 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 July 25 to 31


Daily activity schedule for August 1 to 7

City On Edge exhibit

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.

Summer Fun in July

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!

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!

Summer Music Series: Shannon Lyon

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.

KidSummer

Start Date Monday, August 1, 2016

End Date Monday, August 1, 2016

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

We're throwing a party and all kids are invited! KidSummer is mid-summer fun family day where kids of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun.

Summer Fun in August

Start Date Monday, August 1, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Each day in August 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.

Tales for Tails

Start Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Time CANCELLED

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Workshop: Growing and Using Herbs

Start Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

Learn about and how to plant and save herbs to use in your home.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 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!

Summer Music Series: Michael Coughlan

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 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 folk songwriter Michael Coughlan.

Tales for Tails

Start Date Tuesday, August 9, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time CANCELLED

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Fascinating Farm Animals Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us to explore the fascinating and fantastic world of farm animals. Make sure to bring your queries about farm animals to these great weekend activities.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 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!

Summer Music Series: Gypsy Jive Band

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 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 the .

Tales for Tails

Start Date Tuesday, August 16, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time CANCELLED

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 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!

Summer Music Series: NUA

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 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 NUA.

Tales for Tails

Start Date Tuesday, August 23, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time CANCELLED

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, August 24, 2016

End Date Wednesday, August 24, 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.

Apple-iscious Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 27, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the summer season comes to an end, it's time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, learn how to make cider, or what kind of care goes into growing your own apples.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 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!

KW Run for POGO

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9 to 11 a.m. Post-Race Activities: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is proud to host this annual event that raises funds to support and help children with cancer.

Summer Music Series: John McKinley Band

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 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 the John McKinley Band.

6th Annual Doon Cruise-In

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Village is open to 5 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 6th Annual Doon Cruise-In auto extravaganza.

Tales for Tails

Start Date Tuesday, August 30, 2016

End Date Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Time CANCELLED

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to partner with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society to present their Tales for Tales reading program. Every Tuesday morning in July and August at 10:30 a.m. in the museum, there will be a themed storytelling for children followed by an opportunity for children to have a one on one reading session with a dog – Tales for Tails. Everyone is welcome to the themed storytelling but there are limited spots for one on one reading with the dog and children must be signed up upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis.

Workshop: Autumn Wreath

Start Date Saturday, September 24, 2016

End Date Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Create a festive wreath to use as either a centre piece or to hang on a wall to help celebrate the harvest season.

Great War Public Education Day

Start Date Sunday, October 2, 2016

End Date Sunday, October 2, 2016

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

Join us at the Waterloo Region Museum for a day filled with informative demonstrations, talks and music about the First World War.

City On Edge TALK - Ontario Mennonites and the First World War

Start Date Monday, October 17, 2016

End Date Monday, October 17, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Talk given by Laureen Harder-Gissing, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

City On Edge TALK - Berlin to Kitchener and the First World War

Start Date Friday, November 11, 2016

End Date Friday, November 11, 2016

Time 2 p.m.

Talk given by Geoff Hayes, University of Waterloo.

Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths

Start Date Saturday, November 19, 2016

End Date Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Make your own evergreen wreath to start the holiday season! A wreath is great for hanging outside to welcome guests to your home.

Homeschooler Village Christmas

Start Date Monday, November 21, 2016

End Date Monday, November 21, 2016

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

Come and explore how various cultural groups celebrated Christmas in rural Waterloo County in 1914.