Saturday Snapshot–Doon Heritage Village

November 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm 22 comments

Doon Heritage Crossroads, a village representing 1914, in Kitchener, Ontario. Above you see the blacksmith shop, a steam locomotive as well as the church, with its spire pointing heavenward. A great place to stroll through in open season and learn about the history of the area settlers.

The new Waterloo Region Museum , the entrance to this village, officially opens this weekend. As I plan to attend the open house tomorrow, I hope to have pictures for next week.

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.


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  • 1. gautami tripathy  |  November 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The Museum looks so inviting..

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

    • 2. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s a neat place and hope to do a blog piece on the opening and museum this week. Check in again.

  • 3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea  |  November 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like a very fun place for a visit!

    • 4. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      The museum handles school trips and other groups. The guides give an excellent tour and information about early settlers from various countries. I’ve been there at least half a dozen times over the years and still learn more each time.

  • 5. Nise'  |  November 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Love to visit historical places.

    • 6. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      There’s much to learn about and see. I don’t remember visiting such places with my school. We had very few school trips from our one-room schoolhouse.

  • 7. trish  |  November 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Heritage villages are so much fun. That one’s not too far from my in-laws! I’ll have to see about visiting this place next time I’m in the area.

  • 8. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Other good ones to see are Upper Canada Village and Westfield Village
    There’s one near Toronto as well, but I just cannot think of its name.

  • 9. Anne  |  November 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve never been to Ontario but I really want to go some day. Lovely pictures.

    Anne@My Head is Full of Books

    • 10. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      When/if you do come to Ontario, please get in touch! I can let you know of other places to see.

  • 11. BermudaOnion  |  November 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    My husband used to travel to Kitchener on business but I doubt he ever saw that.

    • 12. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      This village has seen some updating ( as in services) and additions (like the new museum). It was a well-kept secret for sometime, I think, but now they’re getting better known.

  • 13. Sheila (Book Journey)  |  November 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Oh I love the train pic!

    • 14. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      Hello Sheila,

      I was pleased with that picture too. The engine is enormous.

  • 15. Alyce  |  November 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    That sounds like fun! I can’t wait to see your photos next week too.

    • 16. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Okay, will see what pictures I can get there. Hoping for good weather too.

  • 17. Leslie  |  November 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    How quaint. I love discovering those places that are hidden treasures.

  • 18. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks, Leslie. I’ve taken my great niece there, gone with a Guide group, and taken the tour with a friend. I seem to notice different things each time.

  • 19. LadyInRead  |  November 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    The museum looks so wonderful. And the train is something I would love to see as well – since visiting the really wonderful railway museum in Sacramento (one of the best in the country –, my love-story with trains has been rekindled.

    • 20. storygal  |  November 12, 2011 at 11:51 pm


      This is one engine, not a lot of trains, but it’s a good one. There is a train station here where guides talk about train days and teach school groups how to tap out the Morse Code.

      There’s another small train museum along with an opportunity for a train ride in Tottenham, Ontario, near Orangeville. We took a great niece one year for a ride on the train. Interestingly, she thought it would go faster. I know there’s another train place or two in Ontario, but I’m just not sure where it is. It’s been a long while since we went with our children.

  • 21. Marie  |  November 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Awesome! Both my husband and I love visiting places like this. I’ll have to keep this one in mind if we ever travel east.

    • 22. storygal  |  November 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Watch for a blog posting on the Museum and the village this week and a pic for Saturday Snapshots, which I’ll have to post really early since I’ll be going out of town for a book signing event (mine).


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