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Posted Friday, 17 April, 2020

Hall of FameThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame pays tribute to individuals and organizations in recognition of their accomplishments and outstanding contributions to this community.
The 2020 Inductees to the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are:
• Sharon Bowes, Sport and Air Rifle • Craig Crawford, Fastball • Markus Koch, Football • Ladies Art Committee, Art Patrons • Donald McKee, Hockey • Wilhelm Nassau, Community Service • John W. Tibbits, Community...

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Posted Wednesday, 15 April, 2020

Help Us Write 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, 09 January, 2020

Mandela exhibitA major new exhibition, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom , opens at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener on February 7, 2020. A rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects is used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. Among its many dramatic visual features and original artifacts, the exhibition replicates Mandela’s eight by seven foot prison...
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Posted Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Birds of Prey exhibitWATERLOO REGION - A new Canadian exhibit called Birds of Prey , created by the Royal British Columbia Museum, will open at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum on Friday, September 6, 2019.
“Birds of prey have been feared and admired by societies throughout the world,” said Adèle Hempel, Manager/Curator of Region of Waterloo Museums. “This extraordinary exhibit features 19 species of vulture, hawk, eagle, falcon, and 16 species of owl that are found...

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