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City of Waterloo Museum’s Agricultural Roots Exhibit

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December 26, 2012


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City of Waterloo Museum’s Agricultural Roots Exhibit

rootsThe new City of Waterloo Museum exhibit highlights Waterloo Region’s agricultural roots. It celebrates the farming way of life and focuses on the settlement of land, its use and the people who have made agriculture one of the province’s greatest assets.

Tales will be told of the Willow King of Waterloo, who patented a method using willow branches to prevent embankment erosion and Waterloo Manufacturing, whose Champion threshing machines were sold Canada-wide to replace inefficient hand labour. Discover Ontario Seed Company, the first Canadian company to experiment in seed production and continue to sell over 40 million packets of seeds every year.  Come to know how Abraham Erb’s Gristmill was one of the best mill sites west of the Grand River and learn about the Martin Farmstead, a sixth generation Mennonite family farm at RIM Park.

Agricultural Roots is presented in collaboration with the Archives of Ontario and Ontario Seed Company.

Where: City of Waterloo Museum, located at Conestoga Mall (near the food court)

When: December 12, 2012 to March 1, 2013

Time: The City of Waterloo Museum is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during May, June and September with extended hours during November and December of Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

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