Come and join us for the Doors Open Huronia launch party on the
evening of June 4th, 2010 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m at the Huronia Museum. The
event will celebrate the beginning of Huronia’s participation in Doors Open Ontario and
will feature an art exhibition by Martin Potashner, an artist of the Montreal School of
Fine Arts and student of Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven. Admission is free and
light refreshments are available.
The Township of Tay and the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene are jointly
hosting Doors Open Huronia 2010, a weekend-long event honouring local history and
heritage. On June 5th and 6th, participants are able to visit a variety of sites of historical,
cultural and community interest, many of which are not normally open to the public.
Both residents and visitors are encouraged to explore heritage buildings, take guided
tours, and view special exhibits and displays. For this year’s theme of “Our Changing
Landscapes”, Huronia’s three communities will each demonstrate how their
environments have changed and evolved over time. For example, “Then and Now”
photographs of downtown Midland will be available for viewing by those who join a
guided tour of the town’s main street.
During the weekend of Doors Open Huronia, participants can also take part in
Trails Open Ontario. This event, modeled after the successful Doors Open Ontario
program, provides an opportunity for all Ontarians to access and celebrate the
remarkable trail systems that exist throughout the province. On June 5th, guided tours of
the Tiny Trails, Penetanguishene Trans Canada Trail, the Midland Rotary Trail, and the
Tay Shore Trail will be available for those wishing to experience Huronia’s natural
Doors Open Huronia is a great opportunity for visitors and members of the
community to learn more about local history and heritage. We look forward to seeing
you join in the celebration of this extraordinary event.