From Across Canada
On Exhibit February 18 to April 23
Joseph Schneider Haus and its National Treasures
Built in 1816 by Joseph Schneider, the house is the oldest building in Kitchener. When the family home became a living history museum on July 1, 1981, part of its mandate was to collect and preserve the Germanic folk art tradition of the local community.
Throughout the years, this mandate expanded to include folk art from various cultures across the country.
The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board certifies artifacts as nationally significant in order that they remain protected within Canada, for all Canadians to enjoy. These artifacts are national treasures and cannot be sold or moved outside of the country. Joseph Schneider Haus is home to several certified national collections.
The folk art collections of Joseph Schneider Haus contain the best in craftsmanship From Across Canada.