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Waterloo Region Museum/Doon Heritage Village
10 Huron Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Doon Heritage Village is a 60-acre living history village that illustrates life in the Waterloo Region of Ontario in 1914. It comprises more than 22 structures, including restored buildings donated and relocated from across Waterloo Region and south-central Ontario. Some structures are reconstructions based on original buildings.
The buildings include: Petersburg Grand Trunk Railway Station, Peter Martin House, Wagon Drive Shed and Barns, Detweiler Weavery, Dry Goods and Grocery Store, Harness Shop, Tailor Shop, Post Office, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, Meat Market, Repair Shop, Peter McArthur House, Seibert House, Sararas House, Bricker Barn, Freeport United Brethren in Christ Church, and Fire Hall.
The core collection numbers more than 50,000 artifacts and archival pieces; archaeological collections from across Waterloo Region number hundreds of thousands of artifacts. Research collections are stored in the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre, located on the museum's property.
The village is part of the Waterloo Region Museum, which covers 12,000 years of the region's history.
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