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Seagram Collection

Historical shot of a Seagram building

The City of Waterloo acquired our heritage collection after the Seagram Museum closed in 1997. This unique collection features more than 6,000 artifacts that relate to the Seagram family and their role in the early industrial development of Waterloo through the Seagram Distillery and Canada Barrels and Kegs (Canbar).

Artifacts in this collection also provide insight into the daily work of former employees of the Seagram plant, highlighting the four key working areas of the distillery: production, maturation and warehousing, bottling and administration.

Along with the Seagram collection, we have received a number of significant special collections, including historic glassware, ceramic vessels, scientific instruments and technological equipment used in the production, storage and service of alcohol.

The Seagram collection complements our collection of municipal history artifacts, including portraits of former mayors, sports memorabilia and souvenir ware as well as photographs of city facilities and events.

Learn more about the history of the Seagram plant.