Stories from Life Upstairs


With over four decades of collective memories, there are many untold stories from the live-in custodians and hosts of Brubacher House. 

Through these stories you will discover the challenges that come with living in an 1850s house, as well as the family life and special occasions that were celebrated there. You will also learn about the famous or interesting visitors that stopped by for a tour, the drastic alterations to the University of Waterloo’s North Campus landscape, and the hosts’ experiences of Canada at Columbia Lake.