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Upcoming Events

Village and Museum Daily Activities

Start Date Thursday, January 1, 2015

End Date Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time Regular Hours

Engaging and fun activities for the whole family are scheduled at the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village every day!

Daily activity schedule for July 20 to 26

Daily activity schedule for July 27 to August 2

Special Summer Activities!

BEER! The Exhibit

Start Date Friday, June 19, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Discover the history of brewing, and the selling and consuming of beer in Canada, with a focus on over 175 years of brewing tradition in Waterloo Region.

Hymn Music in the Freeport Church

Start Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for some hymn singing.

Summer Music Series: Alysha Brilla

Start Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

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 Alysha Brilla.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

KidSummer

Start Date Monday, August 3, 2015

End Date Monday, August 3, 2015

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

KidSummer is a fun family day where children of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun.

Workshop: Growing and Using Herbs

Start Date Saturday, August 8, 2015

End Date Saturday, August 8, 2015

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

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

Summer Music Series: City'N'Eastern

Start Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

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 City'N'Eastern.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Fascinating Farm Animals Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 15, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 16, 2015

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.

Summer Music Series: Lucas Stagg

Start Date Sunday, August 16, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 Lucas Stagg.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 16, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 16, 2015

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

4th Annual Doon Cruise-In Auto Extravaganza

Start Date Sunday, August 23, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 23, 2015

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 4th annual Doon Cruise-In Auto Extravaganza in support of Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington.

Hymn Music in the Freeport Church

Start Date Sunday, August 23, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 23, 2015

Time 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for some hymn singing.

Apple-iscious Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 29, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

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.

Hymn Music in the Freeport Church

Start Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

Time 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for some hymn singing.

Summer Music Series: Sean Pinchin

Start Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

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 Sean Pinchin.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

End Date Sunday, August 30, 2015

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Ticket On Sale Date - Doon By Lantern List Tours and Starry Night

Start Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

End Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Time 9 a.m.

Purchase Doon By Lantern Light Tours and Starry Night tickets today.

Tots Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Date Tuesday, September 8, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015

End Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A FREE special day for seniors 55 years of age and older featuring garden tours, live musical entertainment and more.

Home School Day

Start Date Friday, September 11, 2015

End Date Friday, September 11, 2015

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

All home schooled chidren are invited to a program especially designed for them. Come and explore, learn and discover!

Workshop: Seed Saving

Start Date Saturday, September 12, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 12, 2015

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

Learn the art and science of seed saving from Bob Wildfong, one of Canada's heritage gardening experts.

Wedding Expo: Sweet Wedding Wishes

Start Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 13, 2015

Time 12 to 4 p.m.

One of the newest wedding shows in Ontario!

Beer TALKS Series: Jim Brickman

Start Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

End Date Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Jim Brickman will speak about the early days of craft beer brewing when it started in Canada in 1984.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 101

Start Date Saturday, September 19, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 19, 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.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Code Breakers

Start Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

End Date Sunday, September 20, 2015

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

Learn how to send private messages and to crack other secret codes! It’s a fun-filled day for young secret agents!

Afternoon Tea: The 1906 Berlin Cookbook

Start Date Tuesday, September 22, 2015

End Date Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum would be delighted if you could join them for an afternoon tea in the beautiful Grand Foyer of the Waterloo Region Museum.

Workshop: Autumn Wreath

Start Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time 1 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.

Blacksmith 101 Course

Start Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

End Date Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

First day of a two day course that teaches the basics of both the art and trade of blacksmithing.

First People’s Festival Education Days

Start Date Tuesday, September 29, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

The First Peoples Festival is a celebration of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, history and realities for school children in grades 6 to 12.

Aboriginal Symposium Day

Start Date Friday, October 2, 2015

End Date Friday, October 2, 2015

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

This one day program is a celebration of First Nations history and realities for secondary school students.

Workshop: Learn to Knit 102

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 3, 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

Blacksmith 102 Course

Start Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 3, 2015

Second day of a two day course that teaches the basics of both the art and trade of blacksmithing.

Waterloo Region Forest Festival

Start Date Wednesday, October 7, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 8, 2015

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

This two day educational festival for grade 6 and 7 students teaches several key messages about forest resources in the Region of Waterloo. Presentations and hands-on activities include information on forest ecosystems, stewardship, conservation, species at risk, and the impacts of climate change.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Harvest Time

Start Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 11, 2015

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

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend family fun in the picturesque autumn setting of Doon Heritage Village and the Waterloo Region Museum.

Fall Harvest - Thanksgiving Day

Start Date Monday, October 12, 2015

End Date Monday, October 12, 2015

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

On Thanksgiving Day Monday visit for family fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region.

Beer TALKS Series: Women Enjoying Beer!

Start Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Spend an evening with women who enjoy beer! An engaging presentation all about beer. TALK includes delicious snacks and a tour of the BEER! The Exhibit. Of course, this evening isn’t just for women!

Beer TALKS Series: Jim Brickman

Start Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

End Date Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Jim Brickman will speak about the early days of craft beer brewing when it started in Canada in 1984.

Workshop: Gifts in a Jar

Start Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

End Date Saturday, October 24, 2015

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

Spend an afternoon making three different gifts in a jar. Learn to make three different recipes, along with card and bow, which you will complete in this fun workshop.

Sunday Family Fun Day: Retro Games!

Start Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

End Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

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

Join us for a walk down memory lane as we take you back to your youth. Bring your family and share your memories while playing retro games, rocking-out to old school jams and enjoying some throw-back snacks.

WW1 Education Day

Start Date Monday, October 26, 2015

End Date Monday, October 26, 2015

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

The Waterloo Region Museum in conjunction with the History Matters Association presents an interactive program about WW1 for grade 10 students.

Halloween Party

Start Date Friday, October 30, 2015

End Date Friday, October 30, 2015

Time 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wear your scariest costume to a Halloween Party and be ready to have some fun! For children 8 and under.

Taste of Oktoberfest - A Culinary Event

Start Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

Experience a unique K-W Oktoberfest culinary event that features an Oktoberfest-inspired menu unlike anything you have tasted before! The culinary experts at BeerTown are creating this unique, multi-course menu especially for Taste of Oktoberfest! Tickets can be purchased by calling (519) 570-HANS (4267).

Beer TALKS Series: Jim Brickman

Start Date Thursday, November 12, 2015

End Date Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time 7 to 9 p.m.

Jim Brickman will speak about the early days of craft beer brewing when it started in Canada in 1984.