Discover the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture in Cambridge (former Riverside Silk Mill) and the Brubacher House Museum located at the University of Waterloo’s main campus in Waterloo at an open house as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2018.
Cities are fundamental to our society, and more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas. But cities are not static entities and change is one of their key constants. How did cities become so important to contemporary life, economics and culture?
This illustrated talk will look at the 1850 Brubacher House in the context of the University of Waterloo’s 1000-acre campus, explaining its historical role as a Mennonite farmhouse, the reasons for its preservation, and the role of the Region of Waterloo, the University, and the Mennonite community in its restoration.