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Posted Monday, 06 September, 2021

  As of October 18, 2021 patrons accessing non-essential Region of Waterloo services are required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination & ID. Your ID must include your name & date of birth.
This mandate includes all indoor/outdoor events & visits to the Region of Waterloo Museum & Historic Sites.
Exemptions apply to patrons with written proof of a medical exemption or exemption based on one of the prohibited grounds defined under the Ontario...

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Posted Thursday, 08 October, 2020

McDougall Cottage Historic Site has re-opened with reduced operational hours and limited site access to enable physical distancing and increased cleaning due to COVID 19. Hours of operation will be Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. during weekends in October.
”McDougall Cottage reopens with the new exhibit  HerStory - A Woman's Life, 1850 to 1900   that explores what life was like for local Victorian women. From interesting clothing and hygiene habits,...

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Posted Monday, 10 August, 2020

McDougall Cottage Historic Site is now accepting applications for the 2021 Musician-in-Residence Program. Applications for the 2021 Residency must be received by  no later than September 30, 2020 .  Download the full application . 
About the Musician-in-Residence Program:
McDougall Cottage Historic Site offers an annual, year long (January to December) residency to support and promote the efforts of local, professional or emerging traditional* musicians....

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Posted Thursday, 14 May, 2020

View From Here Dear Artists, We hope you are all staying safe and well!
At this time of year, we would normally be putting out a “Call for Artists” and excitedly looking forward to hosting our 8th Annual  Paint the Grand  event, however this year is far from anything we can call “normal”.
It would be an understatement to say that we are all in the midst of a unique and challenging time.  We are all having to find new ways to stay connected...

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Posted Wednesday, 15 April, 2020

Help Us Make HistoryHelp us literally write history! Region of Waterloo Museums, Region of Waterloo Archives, and Region of Waterloo Libraries are looking for the public’s help in recording accounts of everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. 
We are looking for the experiences of Waterloo Region residents from a variety of age groups during the length of the pandemic. Some of the experiences we are hoping to document include: 
Shopping conditions
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