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Joseph Schneider Haus

Joseph Shneider Haus photo

Visit our fellow museum Joseph Schneider Haus Museum & Gallery that is also owned and operated by the Region of Waterloo.

Joseph Schneider Haus Museum & Gallery is a dynamic community museum in downtown Kitchener. The heart of the complex is the fine Georgian frame farmhouse built by one of the area's first pioneers, Joseph Schneider, a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite. A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the c. 1816 homestead was restored and furnished and opened as a living history museum in 1981.

Adjacent to the museum is a modern wing which houses administrative support areas, exhibit galleries, programming space, an artifact vault and a resource library. Among the museum's stored collections is the prestigious Canadian Harvest Collection of German-Canadian Folk Art which preserves significant artifacts from areas of Germanic settlement across Canada.

Region of Waterloo Museums Membership
Enjoy a full year of fun, savings, special events and learning opportunities at Joseph Schneider Haus Museum & Gallery, McDougall CottageDoon Heritage Village and the Waterloo Region Museum by joining the Region of Waterloo Museums Membership Program.

Joseph Schneider Haus Programs and Events
Joseph Schneider Haus offers a wide range of programs and professional services designed to educate and to entertain. View the Events Calendar for a full listing of events, exhibits, educational programs and professional services, or explore the
Online Collection.

Contact Information
Joseph Schneider Haus
466 Queen Street South
Kitchener, ON N2G 1W7
Phone: 519-742-7752
Fax: 519-742-0089