Waterloo Region Museum

Identity area

Identifier

ON00094

Authorized form of name

Waterloo Region Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Waterloo Region Curatorial Centre - Archives
  • Doon Pioneer Village (1957-1982)
  • Doon Heritage Crossroads (1983-2009)

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

Stacy McLennan Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

10 Huron Road

Locality

Kitchener

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

N2P 2R7

Telephone

519-748-1914

Fax

519-748-0009

Note

Description area

History

The Waterloo Region Museum first opened in 1957 as the Doon Pioneer Village. The village was operated by the Ontario Pioneer Community Foundation with the goal of presenting the rural and agricultural history of Ontario. In 1971, the Grand River Conservation Authority assumed the operation and administration of the village. In 1983, operation and administration of the village was transferred to the Regional Municipality of Waterloo or the Region of Waterloo. At the same time, the village name was changed to Doon Heritage Crossroads. The Waterloo Region Curatorial Centre was built on the same site in 1995 to house the artifact collection. The Curatorial Centre consists of four artifact storage areas, two conservation labs, an exhibit design studio and workshop, the Archives Reading Room, and administrative areas. A new museum building was opened in 2010, providing exhibition galleries, classroom/meeting rooms, a theatre, and guest services. The entire site is now known as the Waterloo Region Museum.

Geographical and cultural context

Waterloo Region is made up of the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich. It also contains the former Waterloo County and Waterloo Township.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The archival holdings are related to the history of Waterloo Region and includes photographs, personal papers, ephemera, and business records. Most archival items relate to artifacts in the collection. Small reference library containing local history books and publications is also available.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Finding aids are available through the museum's database.

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Curatorial Centre are wheelchair accessible

Services area

Research services

Reading Room and reference library in the Waterloo Region Curatorial Centre for use of researchers.

Reproduction services

Digital copies of photographs and archival items are available for a fee.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

CA ON00094

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

10 Huron Road
Kitchener, Ontario
CA N2P 2R7