Brubacher House opening

A moment from yesterday

May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Volume 22 Issue 12
Laureen Harder-Gissing |
Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Tea is served on the front porch of Brubacher House Museum at its opening in 1979. The University of Waterloo, Ont., acquired the house and land to expand its campus. In 1968, the house suffered a devastating fire, but it was rebuilt with the help of Mennonite craftsman Simeon Martin. The university invited Conrad Grebel University College to operate the house as a museum of 19th-century Mennonite farm life in Waterloo County. Today, within sight of a high-tech research park, Brubacher House maintains an active program of social and artistic events and historical education. How are your local museums faring as Canadian views of pioneer life and culture are changing?

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Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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