Press Release – Historic Site in Downtown Core Celebrates 200 Years

For Immediate Release  June 27, 2016                                                      PDF Press Release

Waterloo Region – With the ever-changing landscape of the downtown core, it’s hard for many of us to envision what the city may have looked like 200 years ago. While seeing the past can be difficult to imagine, one particular building is ready to celebrate in its ability to stand the test of time.

Come for an in-depth look at the construction of Joseph Schneider Haus with the exhibit Still Standing. The July 1 opening includes Free Admission, cake at 1 p.m. and a commemorative aerial photo at 2 p.m.

Experience local history, with rare images, family artifacts, salvaged building materials, and insight into tools and building techniques that have made the Schneider Haus a lasting fixture in the downtown core.

Still Standing Exhibit

July 1 to October 16, Special Weekend Guests: Woodworker Russ Pound, July 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teaches the craft of hand hewing logs for timber framing.

Archaeologist Eva MacDonald, July 2, 11 a.m. Gives us ‘the dirt’ on excavating at the Haus.

Culinary Historian Carolyn Blackstock, July 3, 1 to 4 p.m. Getting cooking, 1816 style, on the open hearth.

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Sean Jasmins, Supervisor of Marketing and Partnerships Region of Waterloo Museums
10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, ON, N2P 2R7
519-748-1914 ext. 3681
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