COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

World War 1

In August of 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany, ushering Canada, a member of the British Empire into the First World War. London requested 25,000 men for the first

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Homer Watson’s Top Hat

The collection at Homer Watson House & Gallery is known for its original Homer Watson paintings, however it is comprised of many other interesting objects and archives too.  One of

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Dinner at the Watsons

The Watson residence, situated in the village of Doon on the outskirts of Kitchener, served as a home, studio, and gallery to members of the Watson family between 1883-1947. During

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Phoebe’s Green Ledger

Phoebe Watson is often depicted as Homer Watson’s devoted sister, but what is really known about her? What were her interests, passions and ambitions? For the past few weeks, the team

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Homer Watson, The Old Mill

Homer Watson, The Old Mill (1878)

This early Homer Watson painting “The Old Mill” (1878) was painted when Watson was only 23 years old. Watson had just returned home from his brief artistic education, first at

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