This past summer, Andrew and I spent a bit of time exploring the Mennonite culture of Ontario. “We have to go see the Brubacher House!” Andrew informed me. And so, our GPS led us to the campus of Conrad Grebel University College, at the University of Waterloo.
This beautiful stone heritage house was built by a family of Pennsylvania German Mennonites, the Brubachers, in 1850.
It seems like a large house… but when John E. Brubacher and Magdalena Musselman were raising 14 children, I’m sure it felt rather snug… particularly on long cold winter nights.
This house was purchased by the university in 1965. Nestled into the side of a hill, overlooking Columbia Lake, it’s kind of the stuff of dreams.
Join us for a little tour!
Then we descended into the basement.
Thanks for joining me in exploring the historic Brubacher House of Waterloo. Back to Manitoba for Wednesday’s post!