News

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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Posted Friday, 13 March, 2020

McDougall Cottage Historic Site is pleased to re-open every other weekend in October! For the safety of our visitors and staff, physical distancing and other COVID-19 related safety measures (including masks) will be in place.
McDougall Cottage Historic Site will be open noon to 4 p.m. on these weekends:
November 14 and 15
November 28 and 29
December 12 and 13
Visitors can see our newly revealed 100 year old murals   and   visit our HerStory...

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