Celebrating Doors Open Huronia 0
Doors Open Huronia offers the opportunity to take a peek into the past and explore local sites of interest-for FREE! During the weekend of June 2 and 3, 2012, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene will be opening the historic doors to over 10 sites for all visitors and residents to enjoy.
Doors Open Huronia 2012 is a celebration of the area's local history and heritage, offering access to historically significant sites that may not usually be open to the public. Sneak a peek at hidden historically significant places in our area that are featured as part of Doors Open Huronia.
The first Doors Open Day took place in France in 1984 and soon spread to neighbouring countries. In 1991, these events were united as European Heritage Days at the initiative of the Council of Europe. In 2003, all 48 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention participated in European Heritage Days.
In 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust launched Doors Open Ontario, the first province-wide event of its kind in Canada, for which Doors Open Huronia was a part of.
Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across Ontario. From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario's hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public. Since the program was launched in 2002, nearly 4 million visits have been made to heritage sites participating in this exciting initiative.
Don't miss your opportunity to take part in Doors Open Ontario 2012, now considered a cultural phenomenon, with hundreds of communities participating across the province.
For further event and site details pertaining to Doors Open Huronia, visit http://doorsopenhuronia.wordpress.com/or www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.