About us

Brubacher house with sunset in the background


Brubacher House is a restored 1850s Pennsylvania German Mennonite farmhouse at the University of Waterloo. Its mission is to interpret Mennonite history and culture, as lived by the Brubacher family, by offering engaging public museum tours and creative community programming.


  • Inspire learning and conversation about the past
  • Promote dialogue among people with diverse stories and cultures
  • Awaken an understanding of our place on the land
  • Nurture culture through community engagement


  • Hospitality
  • Diversity 
  • Inclusion 
  • Creativity 
  • Community
  • Sustainability

Our partners

Brubacher House is owned by the University of Waterloo and operated in partnership with Conrad Grebel University College and the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario.