An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for the ‘Museums and Galleries’ Category

Firehall and Schneider Creek at Doon Heritage Village

Written by Ruth

January 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

McCrae House in Guelph

Monument at McCrae House, Guelph ON

McCrae House in Guelph is just a 20 minute drive from Kitchener. I visited it for the first time this week and was impressed by the well restored house, the indoor displays and the lovely grounds. This is the birthplace of John McCrae, a physician and soldier who wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields. Millions of poppies are worn by people in our nation to commemorate Remembrance Day today as we honour the sacrifices of our soldiers in past and present conflicts.

Written by Ruth

November 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

Fire Hall Doon Heritage Village

Written by Ruth

July 3, 2010 at 12:06 am

Dominion Day Picnic

Dominion Day Festivities at Doon Heritage Village

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Dominion Day Picnic on Canada Day at Doon Heritage Village
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is Canada’s birthday – 143 years young. Come to a good old-fashioned 1914 birthday party and have some fun! Enjoy musical entertainment, and a game of croquet or horseshoes. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy food that will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

Written by Ruth

July 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

Freeport Church at Doon Heritage Village

This United Brethren Church was built at Freeport in 1861. It was cut in half and moved here in 1962. It is still used for special services and weddings. There is an Easter sunrise service here each year. The contrail of an airplane is seen in the sky and that struck me as out of place in this 1914 setting.

Written by Ruth

May 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

Blacksmith Shop at Doon Heritage Village

This blacksmith shop was reproduced in 2004 based on the design of the Valentine Gies Blacksmith Shop in Conestogo, built in 1894. I don’t think the blacksmiths in 1894 wore MP3 ear buds like this young man is sporting. 🙂

Written by Ruth

May 22, 2010 at 12:13 am

General Store at Doon Heritage Village

This dry goods and grocery store was built in 1830 in Delaware, Middlesex County. A.R. Goudie financed the move to Doon Heritage Crossroads and the building opened in July 1961. This young woman gave us a little tour of the place. I was interested in the 25 cent paper bills which were in the register. Apparently they were equivalent in value to a 20 dollar bill today. We went grocery shopping at Zehrs when we left and I decided that shopping here would have been a lot simpler and faster.

Written by Ruth

May 21, 2010 at 12:01 am