Evolution of the Museum in the News

This compilation of all the articles written locally about the museum presents the clear evolution of the Waterdown Museum of Hope (also referred to in these articles as The Waterdown Museum of History and WDHS Museum). The seeds of the museum were planted with “The Hope Project” in 2012. The Genocide course has grown to four classes for the 2022/23 school year and 1,000 students will have been involved in the museum.

“It’ll also be a memorial to the people who died.”

Steffi Lang, Former WDHS Student and Student Founder of the museum, commenting on “The Hope Project”.

The museum continues to inspire a new way of teaching with a middle school in Burlington starting their own museum and a new partnership with Ancaster High School, working towards opening their museum in Fall 2022.

The Hope Project led to this display at WDHS called “War of Heroes”

Waterdown Museum of History opens Nov. 9; Student-run museum to mark 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Flamborough Review, November 6, 2018

Great Teaching: Beyond the History Books, Professionally Speaking, Publication of the Ontario College of Teachers, October 2018

Waterdown Museum of History opens to the public May 4; Student-run museum to feature WW2 Jeep, pilot exhibits, Flamborough Review, May 1, 2018


WDHS display recalls Manna drop, Flamborough Review, October 5, 2012

WDHS students work on The Hope Project, Flamborough Review, Feb 12, 2012