Friday, February 24, 2012

A Visit to Doon Heritage Village Kitchener Ontario Canada

Peter Martin Farm....
                of the Woolwich Mennonites

I am having trouble with my Blogger..It has changed!!! I am having trouble finding my way around a new format, so I decided to use some old picture files, from a visit to a living museum a few years back, so that I can learn how this new format works!!!  (sigh)

"Mennonites from Pennsylvania were among the first settlers of Waterloo County. The plain, unadorned interior of this house reflects their simple, unworldly approach to living.
Peter Martin House: Originally located in Waterloo Township, Waterloo County. Constructed around 1820. Original owner, Peter Martin. Gift of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, 1974...."caption taken  from:

The re-enacting guides did a marvelous job explaining life on the Farm
in a different age.



  This cook stove reminds me of the one tha Tasha Tudor used to use!

The Red cupboard has
a lovely unique painted finish.


On the second floor are the bedrooms...

Drying Herbs in the attic

                                                 the basement below....

Mildred Mama Mousiekin is thrilled to show off her
new cupboard that Papa Mousiekin has made for her Birthday!
Now she can display some of her coppeware!
Learn about This house and the living Museum here:
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  1. What a wonderful trip and such a beautiful place! I'm so glad you shared your photos :) they are beautiful!~

  2. The old cook stove is gorgeous I could daydream about living in a house like that all day hehe thanx for sharing love heather

  3. Although it wasn't necessarily your intention to do so, I'm kinda glad it worked out the way it did - in this way I could enjoy these beautiful photos!

  4. I really enjoyed that...thanks for sharing...blessings

  5. Hi there, greetings from Northern Ontario. Two of my sons live in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. These pictures remind me of a time when we were a part of a community of believers who had left their Amish settlement. What most do not know is that many Amish still believe in a system of works, some do understand salvation in Christ but it is Christ plus works that gain them salvation, but some only believe in a system of works. Their simple lifestyle is more to do with traditions and church doctrine than on biblical doctrine. The group we worshiped with still held to their traditions in clothing and simple living and I have to tell you it is hard living without modern conveniences. However, some of them in the group started to have some such things as electricity, etc. But their faith ran deep because even though they had a system of works they were passionate about it and that carried into their newfound faith. We moved, they moved and it was hard to keep in contact with them after that, I do so miss them. Thank you for the fond remembrances through these pictures.
    Mrs. J.


    AND it is good to see you blogging again! COME FOR A VISIT! I have missed my Tennessee friends!

    GREAT WORLD are the mice of your world? Anita

  8. Dear Linnie,

    Sooo lovely! I think I'm ready to move in. :)

    I do hope that you can get Blogger to work better for you. They sure like to change things around, don't they?



  9. Great pictures !!! I love the way the old farms looked. The daily dresses are great too. I love the bonnets.
    Have a wonderful day.

  10. You must have had a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing all these great pictures with us! I wish I could visit a place like this. Sounds like it would be interesting as well as fun. :)

  11. Linnie, this is a lovely post.
    I sense such gentle peace in your photos.
    What a wonderful place to visit!
    You find amazing things to share with us - thank you :-)
    God bless...Trish