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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

Region of Waterloo Museums – COVID 19
Region of Waterloo Museums (Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Schneider Haus National Historic Site, McDougall Cottage Historic Site)  will be closed until further notice . For more information visit our  COVID-19  webpage.

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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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