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Schneider Haus is reopening on weekends in the summer, with pre-purchased timed entry starting on Saturday, July 24.

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Nestled in the heart of downtown, Schneider Haus is the oldest surviving dwelling in Kitchener. Experience connections between today’s world, the Haus and the families who lived there. Old Haus - New stories.

Schneider Haus National Historic Site is open with reduced operational hours and limited site access to enable physical distancing and increased cleaning due to COVID 19. Hours of operation will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm The last available admission begins at 3 p.m.

Take a guided tour through a fine Georgian-frame farmhouse that was built by and was home to the area's earliest non-Indigenous settlers, Joseph and wife Barbara Schneider, Pennsylvania-German Mennonites.

Schneider Haus is open with two exhibits, Inking the Bond, a series of meaningful images of memorial tattoos in light boxes along the historic house. The second exhibit , UN/COVERINGS, opens on October 8th.

Why do Muslim head coverings cause such visceral reactions? Do Mennonite bonnets provoke the same response? And when the vast majority of both North American Mennonite and Muslim women don’t veil at all, why do these headcoverings receive so much (and such different) public attention?

www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/exhibits/un-coverings.aspx

Activities at the Haus

Nov. 13 & 14 and Dec. 4 & 5 - Storywalk and Finger Knitting Bracelets

We are teaming up with the Waterloo Region Libraries yet again for another fantastic story walk! Meander through our historic grounds to read the best selling children’s book, The Hat by Jan Brett which has been a family favorite for over 20 years! After your story walk, we will teach you the basics of finger knitting so you can make your own brilliant yarn creation, a yarn bracelet! Timed tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Included with admission on Nov.13 &14 and Dec. 4 & 5

Suitable for ages 5 to 11

Nov. 20, 21, 27 & 28th and Dec. 11 ,12, 18 & 19th - Storywalk and Children's Ornament Making

We are teaming up with the Waterloo Region Libraries yet again for another fantastic story walk. Meander through our grounds to read the best selling children's book, The Hat by Jan Brett which follows the wintery misadventures of Hedgie! After your story walking, Schneider Haus staff will teach you to make handmade ornaments to take home!

Please dress appropriately for the weather. Members discount applies.

Suitable for ages 5 to 11/Included with admission

Dec. 31- Celebrate the New Year at Schneider Haus!

Enjoy a visit to our new exhibit UN/COVERINGS, then make a New Year party popper that you can take home to enjoy the celebrations with a bang!

Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Precautions in Place for Your Visit:

Beginning on October 18, patrons accessing non-essential Region of Waterloo services will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with identification. ( Acceptable forms of identification must include name and date of birth). Proof can be provided by using a Ministry of Health vaccine receipt or the provincial proof of vaccination system.

This will include all indoor and outdoor events and visits to the Region of Waterloo Museums (Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Schneider Haus National Historic Site, and McDougall Cottage Historic Site).Exemptions apply to patrons with written proof of a medical exemption, written proof of an exemption based on one of the prohibited grounds defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code and those under the age of twelve. This requirement is being put in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and to encourage eligible residents who are unvaccinated to obtain a vaccine. All other public health measures (e.g., masking, and physical distancing) continue to apply to patrons accessing Regional services.

  • Reduced visitor capacity
  • One-way direction flow through the village
  • Physical distancing maintained for all visitors and staff
  • Increased cleaning of common area surfaces
  • Availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the museum and site
  • We ask all visitors to wear a face mask while on site to protect our staff and other visitors. Face masks, combined with hand washing and physical distancing can reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Information for Region of Waterloo Museums Members:

Please book your visit in advance to reserve your place. Walk-in visits may be unavailable due to reduced visitor capacity.

Choose the date and time for your visit, then enter “MEMCODE” into the discount field and select your membership tickets. Verify account holder information and proceed to checkout.

Please note that your membership must be valid upon booking and presented to Guest Services staff when you arrive. Memberships must be valid on date of visit or access may be denied.

To renew your membership or if you are having trouble accessing your member tickets, please call us at 519-748-1914.

As per the Province of Ontario’s document "A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 2" it is recommend that heritage institutions like the Region of Waterloo Museums collect contact information for the purposes of contact tracing. This information would only be shared with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the event that an individual who attended the museum tests positive for Covid-19, on our about the time you attended.


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Schneider Haus National Historic Site is a dynamic, community museum located in the heart of downtown Kitchener. A local landmark and one of Kitchener's oldest dwellings, the 1816 homestead was restored and furnished, then opened as a living history museum in 1981. The heart of the complex is a fine Georgian-frame farmhouse that was built by and was home to the area's earliest non-Aboriginal settlers, Joseph and wife Barbara Schneider, Pennsylvania-German Mennonites.

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