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Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener

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History Museum Museum
The Joseph Schneider Haus is a museum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It was originally a house built circa 1816 by Joseph Schneider, who was among a large group of Pennsylvania German Mennonites from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that settled in Waterloo County, Ontario in the early 19th century. The house is the oldest extant dwelling in Kitchener. The Schneider Haus museum is a living recreation of life in Ontario in the 1850s, and has been restored to that period. The site includes several out-buildings that recreate life of the time.The house was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1999.
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  • Take your family and friends to experience pioneer life of the Mennonite community. The Haus features exhibits along with talks, workshops and information about the Joseph Schneider family. Lovely qui...  more »
  • We all remember going here for school field trips in elementary school if you grew up in KW. It's still as fascinating and educational as it was. Kids will not get bored as its very interactive with t...  more »
  • - Visited this great place more than three times in the last few years - Full of interesting things to learn about pioneers and first settlers in town - Very educational for little children  more »
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  • I am perpetually refreshed by their commitment to displaying wonderful works of art. I am a repeat visitor when ever I am in town. A wonderful example of preservation.
  • We were the youngest people there by far. The quilt show was surprisingly interesting.
  • The staff was very hapy and knowledgable. The house was beautiful. Id go back for sure. Location is downtown Kitchener.
  • Not as well maintained as it's told. Being historical monument, should be maintained well.
  • This morning I stopped at the garden of the Haus because one of their volunteers happened to be hoeing away the bindweed. I got the most awesome lessons on what was grown back in the early days of the homestead and how that has changed over the years. I chuckled to learn what to grow to make my own alcohol: Jerusalem artichoke! Who knew!! In sum: It's the staff that make the difference. Thank you all!