New Exhibit on Teenage Life Opens at Waterloo Region Museum

WATERLOO REGION – A new exhibit called Coming of Age is now open daily at the Waterloo Region Museum. The exhibit, developed by the museum, tells the story of teenage life in Waterloo Region from the 1920s through today.

Coming of Age Exhibt at Waterloo Region Museum

“We’re thrilled to open this new exhibit. Coming of Age is a fun look at teenage life in our community through the years”, said James Jensen, Curator of Exhibits at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Coming of Age includes artifacts from the Waterloo Region Museum collection, and images from many archival collections in the community. Consulting on the exhibit is Dr. Cynthia Comacchio, Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, and author of The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of a Modern Canada, 1920-50, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2006.

Visitors to the museum will see that while different from other generations, today’s teens share the fundamental experiences that characterize the lives of youth for the last century. Youth culture adapts to and influences society, the music we listen to, the clothes we wear – and the words that we use in everyday language.

Discover what it meant and means to be young in Waterloo Region – regardless of your generation – in Coming of Age at the Waterloo Region Museum.
Waterloo Region Museum is located at 10 Huron Road in Kitchener, Ontario.
Waterloo Region Museum Exhibit Galleries:
• What Makes Us Who We Are?
• Coming of Age New!
• Community Highlight: The Hmong in Waterloo Region
• Unconventional Thinking: Innovation in Waterloo Region
• Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
Admission Rates – Includes all exhibit galleries (plus HST)
Adult – $10, Senior & student – $8, Children ages 5 to 12 – $5, Children ages 4 and under – Free
Family (2 adults and dependent children) – $25

For more information visit www.waterlooregionmuseum.com or call 519-748-1914.
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