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Posted Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Paint the GrandWATERLOO REGION - On June 9th, talented artists set up their easels within walking distance of McDougall Cottage to capture a scene along our beautiful heritage river, the Grand. This fall, their fine artistry will be featured in McDougall’s 7th Annual Paint the Grand Exhibit and Silent Auction.
The exhibit and silent auction runs from Thursday, August 22 to 5 p.m. to Sunday, December 8. All proceeds support McDougall Cottage’s annual Musician-in-Residence...

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Posted Monday, 26 August, 2019

McDougall Cottage Hidden Mural ImageWATERLOO REGION - Region of Waterloo Museums staff have uncovered additional wall paintings at McDougall Cottage dating back over 100 years. The most intriguing architectural feature of McDougall Cottage is its trompe l’oeil (French – to deceive, or trick the eye) ceiling friezes, painted circa 1906-1907 by Jack Baird, brother of the Cottage’s second owner James Baird. This type of hand-painted room decoration was most frequently encountered in the homes of well-to-do...
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