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Upcoming Events

Museum and Village Daily Activities

Start Date Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End Date Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Museum and village activities for all ages are offered every day. Activities for September 15 to 21

Christmas Tickets On Sale Now!

Start Date Wednesday, September 3, 2014

End Date Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

Starry Night & Doon By Lantern Light Tour tickets go on sale today. Tickets are typically sold out by October. Purchase tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Tots Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Date Tuesday, September 16, 2014

End Date Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us for Tots Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. This program offers hands-on fun learning for children ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Home School Day

Start Date Friday, September 19, 2014

End Date Friday, September 19, 2014

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!

PD Day Fun!

Start Date Friday, September 19, 2014

End Date Friday, September 19, 2014

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

Looking for a fun way to spend a day off from school?

Forever Young Lifestyle Show

Start Date Sunday, September 21, 2014

End Date Sunday, September 21, 2014

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A seniors lifestyle trade show presented by Forever Young Magazine. Features musical entertainment and many vendors.

Blacksmith 101 Course

Start Date Saturday, September 27, 2014

End Date Saturday, October 4, 2014

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

This two day course will teach the basics of both the art and trade of blacksmithing.

Workshop: Autumn Wreath

Start Date Saturday, September 27, 2014

End Date Saturday, September 27, 2014

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.

First People’s Festival Education Days

Start Date Monday, September 29, 2014

End Date Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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 5 - 8.

Mysteries in the Attic

Start Date Sunday, October 5, 2014

End Date Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Our curatorial team will try to help you solve your artifact mystery.

Waterloo Region Forest Festival

Start Date Wednesday, October 8, 2014

End Date Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

This two day educational festival teaches students several key messages about forest resources in the Region of Waterloo.

Fall Harvest

Start Date Monday, October 13, 2014

End Date Monday, October 13, 2014

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

On Thanksgiving Day Monday celebrate Fall Harvest. Bring your family to the Waterloo Region Museum for a day of fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall in Doon Heritage Village.

Afternoon Tea and Unmentionables!

Start Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

End Date Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy a fascinating presentation on Unmentionables: A Fun Look at Ladies Underwear 1890 - 1925.

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, October 20, 2014

End Date Monday, October 20, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Tasneem Jamal: Finding home: The story of the Ugandan Asian Immigrants

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, October 27, 2014

End Date Monday, October 27, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Ken McLaughlin: "Innovation is in the Waterloo Genome."

Halloween Party

Start Date Friday, October 31, 2014

End Date Friday, October 31, 2014

Time 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wear your scariest costume to a Halloween Party and be ready to have some fun!

Workshop: Christmas Decoration Hot Chocolate Ornament

Start Date Saturday, November 1, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Whip up a sweet mug of hot chocolate for your holiday tree.

Forgotten Food Symposium

Start Date Saturday, November 1, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 1, 2014

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

Explore some foods and culinary skills that have been forgotten. This food adventure includes sampling a variety of forgotten treats and a wonderful local lunch.

Afternoon Tea and Unmentionables!

Start Date Sunday, November 2, 2014

End Date Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy a fascinating presentation on Unmentionables: A Fun Look at Ladies Underwear 1890 - 1925.

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, November 3, 2014

End Date Monday, November 3, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Frank Reid: Nothing says Peacekeeping like a Blue Beret

PD Day Fun!

Start Date Friday, November 7, 2014

End Date Friday, November 7, 2014

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

Looking for a fun way to spend a day off from school?

Mysteries in the Attic

Start Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Our curatorial team will try to help you solve your artifact mystery.

Workshop: Layered Jar Recipes

Start Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Bring the entire family for this hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make layered recipes.

Dinner with Friends at the Stone Crock Restaurant

Start Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time Reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.

A Fundraising Dinner with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Waterloo Region Museum.

KWS Kinderconcert

Start Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time 10:30 a.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum in partnership with the K-W Symphony brings you the first in the fall/winter Kinderconcert Series: Music from Around the World.

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, November 10, 2014

End Date Monday, November 10, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Geoff Hayes: Waterloo county in 1914‎: turning back the clock.

Workshop: Chocolate Lovers

Start Date Saturday, November 15, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Looking for something fun to give the teacher, the bus driver or even your friends, then we have the perfect workshop for your family.

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, November 17, 2014

End Date Monday, November 17, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Jane Britton: “A Sweet Little Nest”: Progress and Change in the Waterloo Region after World War Two, a Photographic Essay.

Mysteries in the Attic

Start Date Tuesday, November 18, 2014

End Date Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Our curatorial team will try to help you solve your artifact mystery.

Afternoon Tea and Unmentionables!

Start Date Tuesday, November 18, 2014

End Date Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy a fascinating presentation on Unmentionables: A Fun Look at Ladies Underwear 1890 - 1925.

Homeschooler Village Christmas

Start Date Friday, November 21, 2014

End Date Friday, November 21, 2014

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

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

Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths

Start Date Saturday, November 22, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 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.

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, November 24, 2014

End Date Monday, November 24, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Walford- Street Style

Workshop: Seasonsal Table Centre Piece

Start Date Saturday, November 29, 2014

End Date Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Create and arrange a sensational seasonal table centre piece that will be the focus of your Christmas décor!

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, December 1, 2014

End Date Monday, December 1, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Karl Kessler – Overtime: Vanishing Trades and Traditions

Christmas Gift Shop Sale

Start Date Monday, December 1, 2014

End Date Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

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

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Friday, December 5, 2014

End Date Friday, December 5, 2014

Time 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Saturday, December 6, 2014

End Date Saturday, December 6, 2014

Time 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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

Volunteer Recognition Day & Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 7, 2014

End Date Sunday, December 7, 2014

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

It's a special Country Christmas event to recognize the wonderful work and time volunteers contribute to the Region of Waterloo - our way of saying thank you!

TALKS Speaker Series

Start Date Monday, December 8, 2014

End Date Monday, December 8, 2014

Time 1:30 p.m.

Kevin Thomas – It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: Life in 1914

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Friday, December 12, 2014

End Date Friday, December 12, 2014

Time 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Saturday, December 13, 2014

End Date Saturday, December 13, 2014

Time only 8:30 p.m. available

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. 7:30 p.m. sold out - only 8:30 p.m. available.

Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 14, 2014

End Date Sunday, December 14, 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!

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Friday, December 19, 2014

End Date Friday, December 19, 2014

Time 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

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

Starry Night

Start Date Saturday, December 20, 2014

End Date Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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 Sunday, January 4, 2015

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!