Schneider Haus National Historic Site


Schneider Haus National historic site is a vibrant community space nestled in the heart of downtown Kitchener. The site features the historic house museum and galleries. Visitors can experience timely exhibits, and learn about the connection between our community's past and present. Come and explore!

While Schneider Haus National Historic Site has previously focused on one year of the history of the site we are currently working on a long process of researching and working with community members to expand the narrative and accurately reflect the history of our site and its many untold stories. We welcome feedback from community members. If you have anything to share please contact us at

The Children’s Discovery Space provides an immersive and engaging experience for families and is available to rent for birthday parties and special events. We encourage Discovery Space visitors to bring indoor shoes to wear while they explore and create. Parental supervision is required. Please note: This is not a drop-off space.

On exhibit now
During the early time of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, it was necessary to reconsider the question of safety in the home through the lens of domestic violence. In Matrilineal Hauntings, the artworks of Kathy Kranias express the somatics of resting, stretching and surging toward freedom. They acknowledge the ghostly apparitions of violence which sometimes haunt the spaces of domestic architecture.

  • Wheelchair Accessible : Yes

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