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Upcoming Events

From Across Canada

Start Date Saturday, February 18, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrating the diverse craftsmanship of Canada featuring pieces representing the best of Canadian folk art.

Knits, Mitts and Warm Winter Clothing

Start Date Saturday, February 25, 2017

End Date Sunday, February 26, 2017

Time Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.

Find out how the Schneider's kept warm during the winter season. Bring your project along and join our knitting circle each afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.

Surviving Until Spring

Start Date Saturday, March 4, 2017

End Date Sunday, March 5, 2017

Time Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.

See what skills early pioneer settlers used to get through winter.

Warm Winter Cookery

Start Date Saturday, March 11, 2017

End Date Sunday, March 12, 2017

Time Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Join us for some warm winter cookery.

March Break: University of Waterloo’s Let’s Talk Science

Start Date Monday, March 13, 2017

End Date Monday, March 13, 2017

Time 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

University of Waterloo’s Let’s Talk Science are bringing their most exciting and informative hands-on experiments with awesome experiments with shows at 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

March Break Week Activities!

Start Date Monday, March 13, 2017

End Date Friday, March 17, 2017

Time Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March Break at Joseph Schneider Haus. Join us for drop-in activities all week long in the Historic House. Visit for family fun!

March Break: KW Humane Society

Start Date Tuesday, March 14, 2017

End Date Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Our local animal shelter is presenting two workshops “Pets Can Talk” and “Our Wild Neighbours”.

March Break: Reptiles, Amphibians and Spiders – Oh My!

Start Date Wednesday, March 15, 2017

End Date Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time 10:30 to 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Hamilton Reptiles are excited to introduce you to some of their scaly super stars with shows at: 10:30 to 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Limited seating.

Fraktur and Colour Theory

Start Date Thursday, March 16, 2017

End Date Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meet local artist Candice Leyland and learn about Fraktur and Colour Theory. Create your own unique and colourful fraktur piece using traditional symbols such as birds, hearts and tulips!

Junk Science with Louis Silcox

Start Date Thursday, March 16, 2017

End Date Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

This isn't about the science of junk, nor about crazy stuff said to be science.

Forging a Dragon Workshop

Start Date Friday, March 17, 2017

End Date Friday, March 17, 2017

Time noon to 5 p.m.

Call to pre-register. $15 materials fee. Create your own piece (cold work) with 2017 FAIR Blacksmith Douglas Morlock. Ages 10 and up.

Maple Syrup

Start Date Saturday, March 18, 2017

End Date Sunday, March 19, 2017

Time Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun, 1 to 5 p.m.

Sap will be simmering outside. Sample taffy and maple cake.

Egg Dyeing and Scratching – Pennsylvania-German Style

Start Date Saturday, March 25, 2017

End Date Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.

Egg dyeing and scratching – Pennsylvania-German style. Help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshop

Start Date Saturday, March 25, 2017

End Date Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m.

Impress your friends with beautiful hand decorated Easter Eggs. $10 plus HST, materials included. Pre-register. Ages 12 and up. Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Call 519-742-7752 to register.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Thursday, March 30, 2017

End Date Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for those 55 years of age and older.

Heritage Chickens

Start Date Saturday, April 1, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Visit with our baby chicks and learn what it takes to raise them.

PD Day Activities

Start Date Friday, April 7, 2017

End Date Friday, April 7, 2017

Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fly in to take part in some fun activities and see our baby chicks.

Traditional Games

Start Date Saturday, April 8, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 9, 2017

Time Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Join us for some 19th century games like hul gul, string games and grand mufti.

Waterloo County Classic Crokinole Tournament

Start Date Saturday, April 8, 2017

End Date Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See teams from across the region compete. Spectators welcome.
General admission rates apply.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Start Date Friday, April 14, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 16, 2017

Time Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Sample some traditional Easter cheese and help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.

Easter Egg Hunt

Start Date Saturday, April 15, 2017

End Date Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time 10 a.m. start

Meet the Easter Bunny and bring along a small basket to collect eggs! Suggested $2 admission.

Getting ready for Spring

Start Date Saturday, April 22, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Join the Schneiders as they prepare for spring by cleaning their tools, turning over the soil, starting seeds and more.

Girl Guide Badge Day

Start Date Saturday, April 22, 2017

End Date Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time Noon to 4 p.m.

Come learn about life in 1856 and work towards completing the requirements for your Heritage Home Skills Badge.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Thursday, April 27, 2017

End Date Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for those 55 years of age and older.

Butter and cheese – Pennsylvania-German style

Start Date Saturday, April 29, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Its spring and the cows are giving milk again. Come and explore 19th century dairying and refrigeration.